Highly Capable Program Technical Workgroup
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Highly Capable

The Highly Capable Program (HCP) Technical Working Group was created by ESSB 6444, Section 501(q). The purpose of the HCP Technical Working Group is to establish recommendations to be provided to the Legislature on what constitutes a basic education program for highly capable students. In addition, the working group will recommend an appropriate funding structure to support the state's HCP students.

Working Group's Objectives:

  • Establish standards, guidelines, definitions for what constitutes a basic education program for highly capable students
  • Identify an appropriate HCP funding structure
  • Ensure that students who are both highly capable and students of color, who are poor, or who have disabilities, have equitable access to the state’s Highly Capable Program.
  • Prepare and deliver HCP recommendations to the Quality Education Council (QEC) and state legislators by December 1, 2010

The HCP Technical Working Group members include researchers and academics with extensive background knowledge on the educational, emotional, and social needs of highly capable students. Gayle Pauley, OSPI Director of Title I/LAP and Consolidated Program Review, will chair the group.

The nationally recognized experts consulting with the HCP Technical Working Group are:

For more information:

Meetings
Meetings held by the HCP Technical Working Group.

Overview Presentation (PDF)
A six-slide overview of the HCP Technical Working Group.

WASA 2010 Legislative Report (PDF)
Details the budget, provisos, and other education-related bills in the first 10 pages.

Contact information:
Gayle Pauley
Director, Title I/LAP and CPR
(360) 725-6100
Gayle.Pauley@k12.wa.us
Agency TTY (360) 664-3631


Additional Information

Highly Capable Program Technical Working Group Recommendations (PDF, 118 pages)

Report to the Washington State Legislature and Quality Education Council - December 2010

 

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