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SB 1338 Standards of Quality; local school boards to enroll students in gifted education programs.

Introduced by: Ryan T. McDougle | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Standards of Quality; Standard 1; gifted education programs. Requires local school boards to identify and enroll students gifted in general intellectual aptitude or specific academic aptitude in mathematics, the sciences, the English language, and history or the social sciences. This bill provides that school boards must determine whether to offer identification and enrollment of students gifted in general intellectual aptitude or students gifted in specific academic aptitude, or identification and programs for both groups of students. Further, the bill states that school boards may provide identification and differentiated instructional programs for students gifted in technical and practical arts, or visual or performing arts aptitude. For students in kindergarten and at every grade level through 12th grade, school boards are required to identify gifted students and enroll them in appropriate programs, in accordance with standards established by regulations of the Board of Education. School boards must either meet or exceed the standards established by the Board.


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