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Each district shall use one or more of these categories in identifying pupils as gifted and talented. In all categories, identification of a pupil's extraordinary capability shall be in relation to the pupil's chronological peers.

(a) Intellectual Ability: A pupil demonstrates extraordinary or potential for extraordinary intellectual development.

(b) Creative Ability: A pupil characteristically:

(1) Perceives unusual relationships among aspects of the pupil's environment and among ideas;

(2) Overcomes obstacles to thinking and doing;

(3) Produces unique solutions to problems.

(c) Specific Academic Ability: A pupil functions at highly advanced academic levels in particular subject areas

(d) Leadership Ability: A pupil displays the characteristic behaviors necessary for extraordinary leadership.

(e) High Achievement: A pupil consistently produces advanced ideas and products and/or attains exceptionally high scores on achievement tests.

(f) Visual and Performing Arts Talent: A pupil originates, performs, produces, or responds at extraordinarily high levels in the arts.

(g) Any other category which meets the standards set forth in these regulations.

Authority Cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 52203


Education Code 52202

(Amended by Register 83, No. 16.)