2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-1210.301. Definitions.

As used in this act:

1. "Gifted and talented children" means those children identified at the preschool, elementary and secondary level as having demonstrated potential abilities of high performance capability and needing differentiated or accelerated education or services. For the purpose of this definition, "demonstrated abilities of high performance capability" means those identified students who score in the top three percent (3%) on any national standardized test of intellectual ability. Said definition may also include students who excel in one or more of the following areas:

a.creative thinking ability,

b.leadership ability,

c.visual and performing arts ability, and

d.specific academic ability.

A school district shall identify children in capability areas by means of a multicriteria evaluation. Provided, with first and second grade level children, a local school district may utilize other evaluation mechanisms such as, but not limited to, teacher referrals in lieu of standardized testing measures;

2. "Gifted child educational programs" means those special instructional programs, supportive services, unique educational materials, learning settings and other educational services which differentiate, supplement and support the regular educational program in meeting the needs of the gifted and talented child;

3. "Department" means the State Department of Education;

4. "Board" means the Oklahoma State Board of Education; and

5. "Act" means Sections 1210.301 through 1210.307 of this title.

Laws 1980, c. 211, § 2, eff. July 1, 1981; Laws 1981, c. 278, § 1, eff. July 1, 1981; Laws 1985, c. 329, § 20, emerg. eff. July 30, 1985; Laws 1994, c. 359, § 2, eff. July 1, 1994.

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