Sunday, May 28, 2017


Illinois Constitution, Article X, Section 1:
"A fundamental goal of the People of the State is the educational development of all persons to the limits of their capacities."


IAGCIllinois Gifted Legislation

School Code: Public Act 094-0151
Rules and Regulations - Requirements: ISBE Part 227 
"Twice-exceptional": Public Act 096-0382
Funding and Grants Amendment: Public Act 096-1152

High School Credit for Middle School Courses: Public Act 99-0189

Amendments, 2015, Part 25 Gifted Education Teacher and Gifted Education Specialist, scroll down to pp.37-40

Public Act 099-0706 Amends the Gifted and Talented Children Article of the School Code. With respect to State funding of local gifted education programs, makes changes to the program requirements concerning assessments and selection processes. Effective Date: 7/29/2016



Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Education Week: "...the law adds provisions for gifted and talented students: The Jacob K. Javits education law, which funds research into gifted education, is retained. And ESSA requires states to show how they will use their federal teacher-development funding to support gifted and talented education."

NAGC and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

NAGC: Q&A: What You Need to Know About the Fix to No Child Left Behind

ISBE ESSA Resources


 Gifted Endorsement:

Go to Rules and scroll down to see Standards for Endorsements for Gifted Education Teacher 27.490 and Gifted Education Specialist 27.495, pp. 319-336. 


For more information, visit IAGC's Professional Development webpage.


Visit the Illinois State Board of Education Gifted Resources

U.S. Gifted Legislation

NAGC/CEC Applaud Efforts To Restore Javits Funding Read statement

 Your IAGC Advocacy Committee Chair,

Susan Rhodes