Rules, Regulations and Policies for Gifted Education

On March 6, 2017, the Joint Committee for Agency Rule Review approved the revised gifted operating standards (Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15). These rules, effective July 1, 2017, provide districts with increased flexibility while also ensuring quality education to students who are gifted.

Notable shifts included in the revised operating standards include the following:

  •  Increased flexibility for districts to align gifted services with district polices regarding class size and instructional time;
  • Increased communication between districts and families of students who are gifted to ensure transparency;
  •  Additional assurances for equity of access to identification of students through whole-grade screenings in two grade bands;
  • Increased protections for access to services for identified students from underrepresented populations (minority, economically disadvantaged, students with disabilities and English learners);
  • Increased collaboration between district gifted education staff and general education staff; and
  • Strengthened standards for professional development of general educators providing gifted services.

Rules and Regulations

The following documents are provided in Adobe pdf unless otherwise specified.


Guidance Documents

Guidance documents for the 2017 gifted operating standards are coming soon!  

Related Background

The Department of Education, in conjunction with an association of education service centers in this state and an association that advocates for gifted children in the state, shall complete a feasibility analysis of the establishment of a start-up community school in each of the sixteen regions of the Educational Regional Service System to serve primarily identified gifted students. Not later than July 1, 2016, the Department shall submit the analysis to the chairpersons of the standing committees and subcommittees of the House of Representatives and the Senate principally responsible for education policy and finance. Am. Sub. HB 64, Ohio Revised Code, Section 263.590

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