Gifted and Talented Education

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Ashley Moore
Director of Gifted and Talented Education Programs

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

In 1981, Oklahoma became the seventeenth state to mandate educational services for students identified as gifted and talented.  This was done through the enactment of Title 70 O.S. Sections 1210.301-308.  Oklahoma’s funding comes through the state aid formula and is a weight of .34 for each student identified and served in gifted and talented education.

Key Information and Updates for 2020-21 (New!) 

GT Expenditure Reports (Past Due as of Aug 1)

  • Submit your district's report here.
  • Not sure how much your district was allocated? Find the FY20 Initial Gifted Allocations as of 7/29/19 here.
  • All reports must be submitted by August 1 of each year as required by 70 O.S. §1210.307(D).
    • For districts which receive six percent (6%) or more of their total State Aid money for gifted and talented programs or which received One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) or more in State Aid for gifted and talented programs for the preceding year, the report shall identify expenditures by major object codes and program classifications pursuant to the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System, as adopted by the State Board of Education.
    • All other districts shall identify expenditures by major object codes.
  • New! For more information about how to complete the GT Expenditure Report, visit these slides and watch the 4-minute tutorial here.

COVID-19 Guidance

  • Access all guidance developed by the Oklahoma State Department of Education here

Helpful Documents

Gifted and Talented Webinars

Title | Date | Time Description
Gifted and Talented Directors' Virtual Meeting

Every third Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

The monthly GT Directors' Virtual Meeting is a great opportunity to connect with other teachers and coordinators around the state. We are always learning about key issues that impact GT students and ensuring our local plans are best designed to support our GT learners. We hope to see you there! Register here.


View past webinar recordings at the OSDE GT Coordinator Meeting Playlist.

Completing your 2019 Gifted Education Report 

(Recorded on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

Every October district leaders must complete their annual Gifted Education Report. This year, we have made the report more user-friendly and added in new options so districts have the latest information from the WAVE at their fingertips. Join Robbyn Glinsmann as she walks you through the new report and answers questions.       

View Recording
View Slides

Revising your District Gifted Education Plan 

(Recorded on Tuesday, March 5, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)

When was the last time your district's Gifted Education Plan was revised? Come hear from other district leaders in Oklahoma who have successfully updated their Gifted Education Plan recently and learn about their processes, including how to include your Local Action Committee, getting feedback from vital stakeholders, and creating a robust plan that enriches the curriculum and creates high expectations.       

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Revising your District Testing Protocol 

(Recorded on Tuesday, April 2, 3:330 - 4:30 p.m.)

Spring is when many districts across the state use an assessment to identify gifted students and qualify them for services but are you using the best assessment possible? Come look at research and the latest assessments available to make an informed decision of the best assessment available to serve your students and meet the needs of all learners.  

View Recording


#OKGT Newsletters

Sign up for the monthly Gifted and Talented newsletter.

Past Newsletters


Oklahoma Gifted Education Specialist Certification

On May 24, 2012, the Oklahoma State Board of Education approved Standards and Competencies for gifted education, as well as the Oklahoma Gifted Education Specialist (OGES) Certification. 

Annual Report of Gifted and Talented Education


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Last updated on March 8, 2021