High Ability Education Policy

Indiana

In July of 2007, the State of Indiana mandated services for all high ability
learners:

Effective July 1, 2007, Indiana schools shall identify students with high ability in the
general intellectual and specific academic domains and provide them with appropriately
differentiated curriculum and instruction in core content areas, K-12 (refer to IC-
20-36-2-2).
The Indiana Code defines a student with high abilities as one who:

1. performs at, or shows the potential for performing at, an outstanding level of
accomplishment in at least one domain when compared to other students of the
same age, experience, or environment; and:

2. is characterized by exceptional gifts, talents, motivation, or interests (IC
20-36-1-3).

For more information regarding state policies and legislation, see:
http://www.doe.in.gov/exceptional/gt/welcome.html(Indiana DOE High Ability Page)
Indiana Code for High Ability Programs
http://www.doe.in.gov/exceptional/gt/legislation.html

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