Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Gifted & Talented Services


The following definition shall guide districts in providing services and opportunities for students identified as gifted and talented:
Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services.
Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and /or motivation, and creative ability.
Gifted Program Informational Posters
The following posters provide information about many aspects of gifted services:
Community Involvement (PDF)  |  Equitable Identification (PDF)  |  Licensed Personnel (PDF)
Professional Development (PDF)  |  Program Evaluation (PDF)  |  Program Options (PDF)
System of Support (PDF)
Program Approval Standards (PDF)
GT Seminar
Arkansas Core Process Goals for Gifted and Talented Seminars (PDF), is based on four core process areas considered fundamental to the development of a differentiated curriculum: critical thinking, creative thinking, independent and group investigation, and personal growth. 
GT at the Education Service Cooperatives

For more information, please contact:

Krystal Nail, Director of Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Slot 28
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4224
Fax: 501-682-4220
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