Oregon Oregon Department of Education

Rule Rule 581-022-2500
Programs and Services for Talented and Gifted Students

(1) Each school district shall have a written plan for programs and services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize the contribution of talented and gifted children to self and society.
(2) The written plan for programs and services for talented and gifted children shall be submitted to the Oregon Department of Education on a date and in a format provided in guidance documents provided by the Oregon Department of Education.
(3) The written plan shall include, but is not limited to:
(a) A statement of school district policy on the education of talented and gifted children;
(b) An assessment of current special programs and services provided by the district for talented and gifted children;
(c) A statement of district goals for providing comprehensive special programs and services and over what span of time the goals will be achieved;
(d) A description of the nature of the special programs and services which will be provided to accomplish the goals; and
(e) A plan for evaluating progress on the district plan including each component program and service.
(4) The instruction provided to identified students shall be designed to accommodate their assessed levels of learning and accelerated rates of learning.
(5) Assessments for the development of an appropriate academic instructional program shall include the information used by the team for identification purposes and also may include one or more of the following:
(a) An academic history which may include grades, portfolio assessment records or other progress records and achievement information that demonstrates the student’s level of learning and rate of learning;
(b) Other evaluation methods such as formal tests or informal assessment methods designed by teachers to determine the student’s instructional level and rate of learning related to specific academic programs;
(c) Student interest, style, and learning preferences information from inventories or interviews; and
(d) Other measures determined by the school district to be relevant to the appropriate academic instructional program for the student.

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