Gifted Education Services

The Ohio Valley ESC Gifted Education instructors and administrators provide ongoing communication, services, and professional development to the communities and school districts we serve.

OVESC Gifted Services:

  • Testing and Identification Processes
  • Visual and Performing Arts (Nomination and Performance Assessments) 
  • Support with Gifted Compliance Requirements (District/Teacher/Student) 
  • EMIS Data Reporting 
  • Gifted Programing and Service Options 
  • Administrative, Teacher, and Parent Communication and Support 
  • Collaboration with District Gifted Coordinators through Gifted Network Meetings

Gifted Operating Standards

Ohio Department of Education Definition of “Gifted Students”
The state of Ohio defines a gifted student as one who “performs or shows potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. (ORC 3324.03)

Areas of Gifted Identification

  • Superior Cognitive Ability
  • Specific Academic
    • Reading / Writing
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies
  • Visual/Performing Arts
  • Creative Thinking


Gifted Support Links

ODE Gifted Education