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Connecticut

Connecticut

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Gift Program
Mandated
State funding
Not available

State Definition of "gifted & talented":

‘Extraordinary learning ability’ means a child identified by the planning and placement team as gifted and talented on the basis of either performance on relevant standardized measuring instruments, or demonstrated or potential achievement or intellectual creativity, or both. The term shall refer to the top five per cent of children so identified."
‘Gifted and talented’ means a child identified by the planning and placement team as
(1) possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give evidence of very superior intellectual, creative or specific academic capacity and
(2) needing differentiated instruction or services beyond those being provided in the regular school program in order to realize their intellectual, creative or specific academic potential.
The term shall include children with extraordinary learning ability and children with outstanding talent in the creative arts as defined by these regulations.
‘Outstanding talent in the creative arts’ means a child identified by the planning and placement team as gifted and talented on the basis of demonstrated or potential achievement in music, the visual arts or the performing arts. The term shall refer to the top five per cent of children so identified.
(Connecticut Agencies Regs. § 10-76a-2)

State Association: Connecticut Association for the Gifted
Governor: Dannel P. Malloy
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented: Jack Hasegawa
Commissioner of Education:Stefan Pryor