State Advisory Committee for Gifted Education
The State Advisory Committee on Gifted Education will serve as an advocacy group for highly capable students by promoting:
- Legislative support
- Inclusion in teacher preparation programs
- Development of strategies for identification
- Programs reflective of cultural backgrounds and diverse interests
- Counseling and guidance programs
- Appreciation and support of students and families
- Training of all school personnel for identification and accommodation
- Increased public awareness and fiscal support
Mission Statement and Goals (PDF)
In Washington, the purpose of gifted programs is to provide all highly capable students, including those at-risk, with differentiated opportunities for learning. Programs shall be designed to identify, nurture and encourage students who possess extraordinary talents and abilities.
Basic Responsibilities and Operating Procedures (PDF)
Lists the responsibilities and functions of the State Advisory Committee for Gifted Education.
Composition and Rotation of Advisory Committee (PDF)
OSPI has developed a committee of organizations and relevant people to advise the OSPI about trends, issues and policies related to gifted education.
The Advisory Committee is composed of members who include: teachers, program administrators, higher education staff, parents, organizational representatives, and an Emeritus member. The rotation of the Advisory Committee members is a combination of selection by lot and prior experience in gifted education in order to give continuity to the committee.