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Some Progress Made in Monitoring Services for Gifted Students; Additional Steps Needed, Report No. 10-36, April 2010
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The Department of Education has taken some steps to better monitor whether school districts appropriately identify gifted students and provide services to these students. The department has modified its Automated Student Information System to collect information on how districts identify gifted students. Although it has not yet modified its course directory to identify the courses in which gifted students receive differentiated instruction, it is taking steps to do so. The department has formed a workgroup to examine this issue and expects that the workgroup will provide recommendations for modifying the directory in June 2010. Lack of this information limits the Legislature’s ability to determine what benefits are being achieved through its investment in gifted programs.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 08-01 Florida’s Gifted Student Population Grew Faster Than the Overall School Enrollment,published in January 2008.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Acceleration Programs
Exceptional Student Education

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 96-06 Review of Florida's K-12 Gifted Program Part II,published in September 1996.
  • Report No. 95-45 Information Brief of Florida's K-12 Gifted Program ,published in March 1996.

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