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Oklahoma

Oklahoma

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Gift Program
Mandated
State funding
Full

State Definition of "gifted & talented":

‘Gifted and talented children’ means those children identified at the preschool, elementary and secondary levels as having demonstrated potential abilities of high performance capability and needed differentiated or accelerated education or services. For the purpose of this definition, ‘demonstrated abilities of high performance capability’ means those identified students who score in the top three percent (3%) on any national standardized test of intellectual ability. Said definition may also include students who excel in one or more of the following areas: a.) creative thinking ability, b.) leadership ability c.) visual and performing arts ability, and d.) specific academic ability. A school district shall identify children in capability areas by means of multicriteria evaluation. Provided, with first and second grade level children, a local school district may utilize other evaluation mechanisms such as, but not limited to, teacher referrals in lieu of standardized testing measures;” (Oklahoma Stat. title 70, § 1210.301)

State Association:Oklahoma Association of Gifted, Creative & Talented
Governor:Mary Fallin
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented:Sara Austin Smith
State Superintendent:Janet Barresi