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Washington

Washington

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Gift Program
Mandated
State funding
Partial

State Definition of "gifted & talented":

"As used in this chapter, the term highly capable student shall mean a student who has been assessed to have superior intellectual ability as demonstrated by one or more of the multiple criteria in WAC 392-170-040. These students exhibit high capability in intellectual and/or creative areas, possess an unusual leadership capacity, or excel in specific academic fields, thereby requiring services beyond the basic programs provided by schools. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor." (Washington Admin. Code § 392-170-035)

State Association:Washington Association of Educators of Talented & Gifted
Governor:Christine Gregoire
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented:Gayle Pauley & Jody Hess
State Superintendent:Randy Dorn.