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.

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 Education Resources

Students are identified in compliance with the Operating Standards using assessment instruments approved by the Ohio Department of Education:
« Chart of Approved Gifted Identification/Screening Instruments

Operating Standards for Identifying and Serving Gifted Students*
*A new version of the Operating Standards will be in effect for the 2017-18 school year.