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Iowa

Iowa

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Gift Program
Mandated
State funding
Full

State Definition of "gifted & talented":

1. General intellectual ability.Gifted and talented children include those children with demonstrated achievement or potential ability, or both, in any of the following areas or in combination:“‘Gifted and talented children’ are those identified as possessing outstanding abilities who are capable of high performance. Gifted and talented children are children who require appropriate instruction and educational services commensurate with their abilities and needs 2. Creative thinking. 3. Leadership ability. 4. Visual or performing arts ability. 5. Specific ability aptitude.” (Iowa Code § 257.44) beyond those provided by the regular school program.

State Association: Iowa Talented & Gifted Association
Governor:Terry Branstad
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented: Rosanne Malek
State Superintendent:Jason Glass (Department Director)