– Yeah, Right!
I was really surprised by this one. A new report from the National Association for Gifted Children actually says, “In the 21 states that reported data, the percent of students identified as gifted ranges from less than 2% in Utah and West Virginia to over 25% in Kentucky.”
How’s that again?
Here is a graph from the report, with my added highlight about Kentucky being that special, on-the-top state.
In fact, the vast majority of the 21 states with data identify a far lower proportion of their students – at least 10 points lower – as gifted than we do in Kentucky.
Something definitely looks wrong here! Kentucky’s educators must be seriously over-identifying kids in this program.