Gifted Advisory Council

Purpose of the Advisory Council

The Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children was established by the Missouri legislature in 2013 to provide advice to the Commissioner of Education regarding all rules and policies to be adopted by the State Board of Education relating to the education of gifted and talented children. The legislation governing the Council is Chapter 161 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, Section 161.249.


Meeting Notice

The Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children has scheduled meeting dates for the 2020-2021 school year. (Meeting dates are subject to change.) The meetings will be held virtually; a link to the meeting will be included in the agenda. 

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 10:00 - 12:00 PM - Agenda
  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Agenda
  • Wednesday, August 11, 221 - 10:00 - 12:00 PM - Agenda
  • Postponed - Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 8:00 - 9:00 AM - Agenda
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 1:00 PM - Agenda

Meetings are open to the public and guests may make comments during the Public Comment section of the agenda. Agendas will be posted here at least 24 hours before each meeting. Please check back for agendas. Meeting notices will also be announced via the Gifted-Ed listserv.

Council Members and Applications for the Council

Council Members

The council consists of seven members, who serve four-year terms, and two alternate members, who serve one year terms. Members may request to be re-appointed. 

Applications now being Accepted

Applications for appointment to the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children are now being accepted. The application can be found in the Quick Links' section of this web page.  Candidates must be residents of Missouri and have an interest in and experience with gifted and talented children. All appointments are for four-year terms. The deadline for applications is May 31. All applications, including those for reappointment, will be given to the Commissioner in June. The Commissioner of Education makes appointments in August for terms that begin in September. 

Application for Appointment to Advisory Council

For more information, contact Christine Nobbe.
Christine.Nobbe@dese.mo.gov
Phone:  (573) 751-7754

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and minutes are available on the Council's Agendas and Minutes webpage. 

Reports to the State Board of Education 

Gifted Advisory Council 2019 Report

The Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children completed its 2019 Report and  presented information to the State Board of Education at the October 22 meeting. The focus of the report is threefold:

- Updating state data about gifted students and programs

- Reviewing progress on recommendations from the Council’s previous reports

- Reconsideration of recommendations

Please feel free to download the 2019 Annual Report and share this information with other individuals and groups interested in gifted education in Missouri.

Previous reports are on the Council's Annual Reports page: Council Annual Reports

Council Recommendations

The Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children studies gifted education issues and writes guidance on how gifted education programs can solve problems and make decisions. 

Need for Professional Development to Meet the Needs of Gifted Learners

Recommendations for Providing Levels of Services for Gifted and Advanced Students

Identifying and Serving Traditionally Underrepresented Gifted Students

Using Local Norms for Equitable Identification

Guidance for Small Districts with Only One Teacher of the Gifted

ESSA and Gifted Education 

Operating Procedures

The Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children was established by the Missouri legislature in 2013 to provide advice to the Commissioner of Education regarding all rules and policies to be adopted by the State Board of Education relating to the education of gifted and talented children. The legislation governing the Council is Chapter 161 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, Section 161.249. The Council’s operating procedures are outlined here.

Operating Procedures

Related Council Materials

Resources for Council meetings are included on this page: Related Council Materials

Gifted Education in the United States. This report seeks to refine what is known about underrepresentation in gifted education by conducting more detailed analyses than have previously been done. The report includes a Missouri report card. https://www.education.purdue.edu/geri/new-publications/gifted-education-in-the-united-states/

The 2018-2019 State of the States in Gifted Education report represents a snapshot of gifted education across the nation during the academic year 2018-2019. The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted (CSDPG) conducted this survey to explore if and how states provide and support programs for gifted and talented students. https://www.nagc.org/2018-2019-state-states-gifted-education

Resources for Acceleration. The Acceleration Institute provides information on acceleration, including an overview of state policies, research reports, and guidance. https://www.accelerationinstitute.org/ and https://www.accelerationinstitute.org/Resources/Policy/By_State/Default.aspx

Christine Nobbe Director, Gifted Education (573)-751-7754