2020-2021 State of the States in Gifted Education

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) in collaboration with the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted is pleased to present the 2020-2021 State of the States in Gifted Education report. The State of the States is the only broad study of state data on gifted education in the United States and provides a detailed look at thefunding, identification, rangeUntitled.png of services, and policies that support K-12 gifted and talented education.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, educators across the country have experienced myriad challenges. This report offers some of the first insights into how the pandemic specifically impacted gifted and talented education.

As conversations concerning equity continue to progress, the report also presents new data on the initiatives that some states are taking to address equity in gifted education. While these steps are largely encouraging, we know a significant amount of work remains to bedone in order to close the excellence gaps that continue to impact historically marginalized and underserved gifted children.

NAGC has pledged to continue to publish this vital report and to continue to take the nation’s pulse regarding state support for gifted and talented education. We do this because we expect that our national and state leaders will use this critical information to create a strong and equitable system of support for gifted learners. And we are confident that the State of the States report will not only be a useful resource for leaders seeking to advance gifted and talented education across the country, but will also be a tool for advocates to increase support for gifted learners. Working together we can achieve our vision of all children having the opportunities and support to realize their full potential.

Download a copy of the 2020-2021 State of the States in Gifted Education report