Definition of Giftedness in Arkansas

  • The state of Arkansas defines "gifted" in the following way:

    Gifted and talented children and young people are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services. Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and /or motivation, and creative ability.

    This definition is based on Joseph Renzuilli's model.