Gifted Rule Survey

Gifted education is a complex matter with competing interests related to flexibility, standards and accountability. The Ohio Department of Education invites your participation in completing this brief survey to help us understand how well the proposed Gifted Rule, or set of operating standards, achieves balance in ensuring Ohio schools can and will best serve gifted students. Please feel free to share with others interested in this topic. To access the survey, please click  here. The survey has been extended and will now close Saturday, November 7, at 5:00 p.m.

Please click here to view the proposed draft Operating Standards for Identifying and Serving Gifted Students.
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The state of Ohio defines a gifted student as one who “performs or shows potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment".  Learn more about gifted students.   


English language learners are part of a larger group of diverse learners that also includes student with disabilities and gifted students. Universal Design for Learning offers strategies and resources appropriate for those students identified as diverse learners.

Learn more about Diverse Learners.