Alameda City USD | BP 6172 Instruction
Gifted And Talented Student Program
Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009) and ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Alameda USD has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2012-13 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.
The Board of Education believes that all students deserve an education that challenges them to meet their fullest potential. The Board shall provide gifted and talented students in grades K-12 opportunities for learning commensurate with their particular abilities and talents.
The Board shall approve a district plan for gifted and talented education (GATE) which meets criteria established by the State Board of Education for program approval.
The district's program shall be designed to provide articulated learning experiences across subjects and grade levels and shall be aligned with and extend the state academic content standards and curriculum frameworks.
Identification of Gifted and Talented Students
1. Intellectual Ability: The student demonstrates extraordinary or potential for extraordinary intellectual development.
2. Specific Academic Ability: The student functions at highly advanced academic levels in particular subject areas.
3. High Achievement: The student consistently produces advanced ideas and products and/or attains exceptionally high scores on achievement tests.
The district's GATE program may include special day classes, part-time groupings, and cluster groupings which shall be planned and organized as an integrated, differentiated learning experience within the regular school day. This program may be augmented or supplemented with other differentiated activities related to the core curriculum using such strategies as independent study, acceleration, postsecondary education, and enrichment. (Education Code 52206; 5 CCR 3840)
GATE students may regularly participate, on a planned basis, in special counseling or instructional activity during or outside of the regular school day in order to benefit from additional educational opportunities not provided in the regular classroom. (5 CCR 3840)
In addition, the district may provide specialized services designed to assist underachieving, linguistically diverse, culturally diverse, and/or economically disadvantaged GATE students to achieve at levels commensurate with their abilities. (5 CCR 3840)
The district's GATE program shall include an academic component and, as appropriate, instruction in basic skills for each student. (Education Code 52206)
The district's program may support the social and emotional development of GATE students in order to increase responsibility, self-awareness, and social awareness and adjustment.
Staff development shall be provided to support teachers of GATE students in understanding the unique learning styles and abilities of these students and in developing appropriate instructional strategies.
The Superintendent or designee may appoint an advisory committee to support the needs of the GATE program and to assist in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. The committee shall include the district's program coordinator, certificated staff, parents/guardians of GATE students, community members, and students as appropriate.
The Board shall annually review the progress of students enrolled in the district's GATE program and administration of the program using methods identified in the district's GATE plan, and may require modifications in the program as indicated by the results of this review. (5 CCR 3831)
37223 Weekend classes for mentally gifted minors
51740 Instruction by correspondence
64000 Categorical programs included in consolidated application
64001 Single plan for student achievement, consolidated application programs
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
1633 Instruction by correspondence
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR THE GIFTED PUBLICATIONS
GATE Standards Workbook: A Guide to Design, Improve and Assess Gifted Programs, 2005
Meeting the Standards: A Guide to Developing Services for Gifted Students, 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Gifted and Talented Education Program Resource Guide, rev. 2005
Recommended Standards for Programs for Gifted and Talented Students, rev. 2005
California Association for the Gifted: http://www.cagifted.org
California Department of Education, Gifted and Talented Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/gt
Council for Exceptional Children, The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG): http://www.cectag.org
National Association for Gifted Children: http://www.nagc.org
Policy ALAMEDA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: August 25, 2009 Alameda, California