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Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented Resources

Published: 9/18/2020 11:06 AM

This site provides documents and resources related to Gifted and Talented Education.

​Legislation
The following regulation details the Gifted and Talented programs in Kentucky: 704 KAR 3:285. Programs for the Gifted and Talented.

Senate Bill 24 (SB 24), enacted during the 2012 Regular Session, amends KRS 158.030 by requiring each local school board to adopt a policy for parents or guardians to petition the board to enroll a child who does not meet the kindergarten age requirement of turning 5 years of age on or before October 1.


Gifted 101

What is a Gifted Student?

Gifted and Talented Frequently Asked Questions

Gifted and Talented Resource Booklet

Nurturing Our Future: A Parent's Guide to meeting the Needs of Kentucky's Gifted and Talented Youth

Primary Talent Pool Brochure


Gifted and Talented Administrative Resources
Gifted and Talented Education Assurances Creativity Evidence Anecdotal Developed and shared by Fayette County GT Department

Creativity Classroom Screener Developed and shared by Fayette County GT Department


2020-21 Beginning-of-Year Resources

Gifted and Talented Data Standards

2020-2021 New GT Staff Training

New GT Staff Training PPT


2019-20 End-of-Year Resources

Guidance Resources

Guidance for Gifted Education: Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Local Norms

Local Norms Calculation Tool

Special Considerations

Special Considerations and Local Norms - PowerPoint


Kathie Anderson
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
Division of IDEA Implementation and Preschool
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970 Ext. 4133

Recorded Webcasts
New Gifted and Talented Coordinators
Kentucky Javits Grant: Reaching Academic Potential

The Javits Grant is the only federal grant for gifted education. The purpose of the program is to carry out a coordinated program of scientifically based research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities designed to build and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools to meet the exceptional needs of gifted and talented students."

The Kentucky Javits Grant, Reaching Academic Potential (RAP) has been developed through a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, Jefferson County (Kentucky) Schools, the University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University.

During the past three years of the grant, many resources have been developed such as lesson plans, response lessons, videos and brochures. The following links are the products of the grant and will provide many great resources.

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