Gifted and talented students means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment.
Teacher must provide gifted and talented children with an array of appropriately challenging learning experiences in each of the four (4) foundation curricular areas is provided for gifted/talented students in grades K-12, and parents are informed of the opportunities.
Opportunities are provided to accelerate in areas of student strengths
Teachers, administrators, and counselors who work with gifted students or have authority for making program decisions will have training in understanding the nature of giftedness and the needs of gifted students.
Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students
Revised September 2009, Texas Education Agency
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