What is gifted and talented education AND
why does your child NEED it?
Gifted Education can includes modifications of the regular curriculum to meet your child's needs, pretesting for mastery, self-paced learning, subject acceleration and much more! It is truly individualized to YOUR child's needs.
As of 2009, the United States was ranked 33rd in Reading, 27th in Math and 22nd in Science out of 33 industrialized nations.
We are no longer in the top 10
in any of these areas.
Now that you are ready to get started, here are the steps to getting that education for your child.
For starters your child will be tested in order to get into a gifted or talented program. There is an ongoing debate in the educational community about whether or not you should prepare your child for gifted education testing and if so how much. For obvious reasons they don't want you preparing your child for an intelligence test, however, if passing a test for gifted education opens the door to good education then by all means pass it. Regardless of current or non existent intelligence labels, you can give YOUR child the opportunity for a successful education. Just Begin.
Louisiana rankings are even more disturbing. The 2009 rankings show our fourth grade students to be 49th and 51th in math and reading respectively. Eighth grade students came in at 46th and 49th in math and reading. The last recorded science rankings come from 2005 showing fourth grade students at 38th out of 45 participating states, and eight grade students at 39th out of 45 participating states. Writing shows similar ranking, the 2002 & 2005 reports show fourth and eighth graders in the 41st position out of the 45 participating states.
The individualization provided in G/T education can help to bridge the gap between YOUR child's educational experiences and the educational experiences provided to children in other states and countries.
Don't you want YOUR child to have the same opportunities as those in top ranking states and countries?
Disclaimer: LAGIFTED does not endorse or encourage you to try to teach your child any portion of the tests for entrance into a gifted program. Thus only a general description of each subtest is included. Any suggested activities related to the sub tests have come from parents of gifted students. LAGIFTED does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of these activities, terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or other wise. The suggested plan to receive an appropriate education while based in fact, laws and policies does reflect some opinions of the author who is a certified educator and mother of a gifted child. All efforts have been made to ensure accuracy in law and policies, however, the owner of the site nor the individual authors of this paper make any warranties or representations regarding the use of this plan, terms of its correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. This plan is intended as a guide and does not guarantee outcome. LAGIFTED does encourage you to engage your child in activities that will enrich their minds, engage their senses, and possibly lead them to a higher level of education.
NOTE: The TALENTED portion of gifted and talented will be discussed in detail on the talented page.