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(a)"Gifted and talented pupil," as used in this chapter, means a pupil enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school of this state who is identified as possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give evidence of high performance capability as defined pursuant to Section 52202.

(b) "Highly gifted pupil" means a gifted and talented pupil who has achieved a measured intelligence quotient of 150 or more points on an assessment of intelligence administered by qualified personnel or has demonstrated extraordinary aptitude and achievement in language arts, mathematics, science, or other academic subjects, as evaluated and confirmed by both the pupil's teacher and principal. Highly gifted pupils shall generally constitute not more than 1 percent of the pupil population.

(c) "Program" means an appropriately differentiated curriculum provided by a district for gifted and talented pupils which meets the standards established pursuant to this chapter, and also includes the identification of these pupils.

(d) "Participating pupil" means a pupil identified as a gifted and talented pupil who takes part in a program for at least one semester of a school year.

(Amended by Stats 2000, Ch. 1073, Sec. 4)


Education Code 52202