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Gifted Education in Mississippi

by Amy Dobbs

Amy Dobbs

on 29 January 2013

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Gifted Education in Mississippi By Amy Dobbs According to magcweb.org, gifted children are those with an exceptionally high degree of intellect, and/or academic, creative, or artistic ability. They are served by appropriately qualified personnel. Who? What assessments are given?
In Mississippi, all first grade students are screened during the second semester using the Raven SPM (Standard Progressive Matrix). What? Where does the funding come from?
Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) provides funding for the gifted program at a reduced level according to the legislative law passed in 1997. Where? How are services delivered?
According to MAGC, each district is required to have intellectually gifted programs in grades 2-6. How? Due to cutbacks in the 2010-2011 school year, funding was cut for the other grades, and is now at the discretion of the school districts. All other evaluations should be completed by August 31 of the school year.
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