Our Work with the Michigan Department of Education

Gifted and Talented CNA – Comprehensive Needs Assessment submitted to the MDE

The four (4) main goals of the MI GT CNA (Comprehensive Needs Assessment) document are as follows:

  1. To continue adding a GT expert onto key decision-making teams at the MDE (MI Dept. of Education) in order to offer direction/leadership.
  2.  To Adopt a Model Acceleration Policy for MI with input from MAGC and University experts.
  3.   To work on Accountability-Achievement Indexes for Advanced learners along with MAGC & University experts.
  4.   To work on a 3-5 year plan together for Title II Teacher Training & GT Programming K-12 in Michigan.

Summary:  The approximately 75,000 K-12 Gifted Students in Michigan in any given year, deserve to have a full year’s worth of progress.  In order to accomplish this, teachers need training in how to identify and plan programming for gifted children.  Schools need the resources to run programs that address the needs of GT students.  Parents need to be informed of options for their GT children and how to support their education.

Also, the MI Guidelines for Academic Acceleration Policies is located here.


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