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Data, Resources and Support for Highly Capable Programs

Highly Capable EOY Evaluative Report

Demographics Data
Significantly missing among students identified as highly capable, are students whose families qualify for free or reduced price meals, students with disabilities and students in language programs.

  • Contained in this Excel file is the 2015-16 District Demographic info for Race/Ethnicity of Highly Capable students as reported on the Highly Capable Year End Report. Information is shown as a comparative piechart of Highly Capable student demographics and District Student Demographics.
  • In the 2014-15 school year, students with limited English proficiency — both highly capable and receiving language development services — represent less than one percent of all the students served in gifted education programs in Washington State.
  • Same year data also reveal that fewer than six percent of the special education population — Washington’s twice exceptional students — were identified for services through district-level highly capable programs.

Articles, Research, Webcasts
Discretion and Disproportionality: Explaining the Underrepresentation of High-Achieving Students of Color in Gifted Programs
Grissom, Jason A.; Redding, Christopher. Vanderbilt University. AERA Open, January-March 2016, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1–25, DOI: 10.1177/2332858415622175, © The Author(s) 2016. http://ero.sagepub.com

Best Practices for Student Selection, Service Delivery Models and Support (PDF, 30 pages)
OSPI Legislative Report, 2009

Professional Learning Environments in Top Performing Systems
National Center on Education and the Economy’s (NCEE) Center on International Education Benchmarking releases two major reports on professional learning environments in top performing systems. (January 2016)

Organizations and Programs that Support the Education of Highly Capable Children

Whitworth University Center for Gifted Education

The Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars

Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted (WAETAG)

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

Washington Advanced Placement Incentive Program

U.S. Department of Education: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program

   Updated 12/14/2016

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