Special Education Reports

Gifted Education: Results of a National Survey

November 2019

In the spring of 2019, the EdWeek Research Center conducted a survey of more than 1,200 K-12 gifted and talented teachers and coordinators to learn more about how districts and schools define, identify, serve, and instruct students in gifted and talented programs. A major objective was to gain a better understanding of the extent to which districts are experiencing and addressing issues related to the over or under-representation of specific student groups in gifted education. The findings suggest that gifted programs likely face serious equity-related challenges.