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Florida

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Gift Program
Mandated
State funding
Partial

State Definition of "gifted & talented":

(1) "Gifted. One who has superior intellectual development and is capable of high performance.
(2) Criteria for eligibility. A student is eligible for special instruction programs for the gifted if the student meets criteria under (2)(a) or (b) of this rule.
a) The student demonstrates: 1. Need for a special program. 2. A majority of characteristics of gifted students according to a standard scale or checklist, and 3. Superior intellectual development as measured by an intelligence quotient of two standard deviations or more above themean on an individually administered standardized test of intelligence.
b) The student is a member of an under-represented group and meets the criteria specific in an approved school district for increasing the participation of under-represented groups in programs for gifted students.
1. For the purpose of this rule, under-represented groups are defined as groups: a. Who are limited English proficient, or b. Who are from low socio-economic status family.
2. The Department of Education is authorized to approve school district plans for increasing the participation of students from under-represented groups in special instructional programs for the gifted
(3) Procedures for student evaluation. The minimum evaluations for determining eligibility are the following:
(a) Need for a special instruction program, (b) Characteristics of the gifted, (c) Intellectual development, and (d) May include those evaluation procedures specified in an approved district plan to increase the participation of students from under-represented groups in programs for the gifted.”
(Florida Administrative Code)

State Association: Florida Association for the Gifted, Florida Gifted Network
Governor: Rick Scott
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented:Ann Whitney
Commissioner of Education:Gerard Robinson