Gifted Education

Operating Standards for Gifted Education

On March 6, 2017, the Joint Committee for Agency Rule Review approved the revised operating standards for gifted student education, found in Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15. These rules, effective July 1, 2017, give districts greater flexibility while ensuring quality education to students who are gifted.
Gifted Operating Standards effective July 1, 2017.

Who is a “Gifted Student” in Ohio?

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 and who are identified under division (A), (B), (C), or (D) of section 3324.03 of Ohio Revised Code.


Students can be identified as gifted in the areas of superior cognitive ability (general intelligence), specific academic ability (reading, math, social studies, and/or science), creative thinking ability, and visual-performing arts ability.



Contact Information

Office for Exceptional Children
Gifted Education Section
Ohio Department of Education 
Phone: 877-644-6338

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