Knowledge & Skill Standards in Gifted and Talented Education for All Teachers
All teachers should:
1. understand the issues in definitions, theories, and identification of gifted and talented students, including those from diverse backgrounds;
2. recognize the learning differences, developmental milestones, and cognitive/affective characteristics of gifted and talented students, including those from diverse backgrounds, and identify their related academic and social-emotional needs; and
3. understand, plan, and implement a range of evidence-based strategies to assess gifted and talented students, to differentiate instruction, content, and assignments for them (including the use of higher-order critical and creative-thinking skills), and to nominate them for advanced programs or acceleration as needed.