Students who are gifted and/or talented are not guaranteed services under IDEA. This sometimes results in considerable variation across states with respect to how gifted and talented children are identified and served.
The National Association for Gifted Children has a website that provides a wealth of information on programming for students who are gifted. Go to https://www.nagc.org/resources-publications/gifted-state (Links to an external site.) .
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1. Look up Florida and look up at least one other state.
2. How do the states compare with respect to the definition of gifted and talented, the criteria used for identification, guidelines used for programming, and perhaps most importantly how they mandate and fund gifted programs?
Write a 2-3 page (not including a tile and reference page) comparison reflective essay on what you discovered. Be sure your paper has a tile and is broken up into sections with headings in bold font. Be sure you double-space and use 12-pt font Times New Roman. Be sure you cite your sources used to write this essay. Should be in APA formatting.