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 2022-2023 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. 

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 3:30 - 5:00pm (Hybrid Meeting) - Agenda
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022 - Panel Discussion at the GAM Fall Conference - Attendance Information
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at the State Board of Education Meeting in Jefferson City - Agenda - Materials
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 3:30 - 5:00pm (Virtual Meeting) - Agenda
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 3:30 - 5:00pm (Hybrid Meeting)
  • Monday, March 6, 2023 from 3:30 - 5:00pm (Hybrid Meeting)

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

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
DATE AGENDA MINUTES
November 15, 2022 PDF  
October 15, 2022 The Council at GAM
September 6, 2022 PDF  
August 17, 2022 PDF PDF
July 20, 2022 PDF PDF
April 27, 2022 PDF PDF
February 17, 2022 PDF PDF
December 6, 2021  PDF PDF
October 2, 2021 The Council at GAM
September 9, 2021 PDF PDF
August 11, 2021 PDF PDF
July 27, 2021 PDF PDF
June 30, 2021 PDF PDF
May 5, 2021 PDF PDF
April 7, 2021 PDF PDF
February 3, 2021 PDF PDF
November 18, 2020 PDF PDF
October 22, 2020 PDF PDF
July 16, 2020 PDF PDF
June 4, 2020 PDF PDF
April 22, 2020  PDF

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April 10, 2020 PDF PDF
February 26 ,2020 PDF PDF
December 3, 2019 PDF PDF
October 12, 2019 PDF PDF
September 24, 2019 PDF PDF
August 22, 2019 PDF PDF
April 3, 2019 PDF PDF
December 13, 2018 PDF PDF
October 20, 2018 PDF PDF
August 2, 2018 PDF PDF
April 18, 2018 PDF PDF
February 20, 2018 PDF PDF
December 5, 2017 PDF PDF
September 29, 2017 PDF PDF
July 24, 2017 PDF PDF
May 16, 2017 PDF PDF
March 1, 2017 PDF PDF
December 9, 2016 PDF PDF
October 16, 2016 PDF PDF
July 18, 2016 PDF PDF
May 17, 2016 PDF PDF
March 1, 2016 PDF PDF
January 15, 2016 PDF PDF
December 10, 2015 PDF PDF
October 25, 2015 PDF PDF
July 20, 2015 PDF PDF
May 19, 2015 PDF PDF
March 4, 2015 PDF PDF
February 24, 2015 PDF PDF
January 13, 2015 PDF PDF
December 2, 2014 PDF PDF
October 16, 2014 PDF PDF
August 4, 2014 PDF PDF
May 29, 2014 PDF PDF
March 31, 2014 PDF PDF
January 13, 2014 PDF PDF
Reports to the State Board of Education 

Gifted Advisory Council 2021 Report

The Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children completed its 2021 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 and national perceptions about gifted students and programs;

- Reviewing progress on recommendations from the Council's previous reports; and 

- Updating the new accomplishments/initiatives of the Council on behalf of Missouri's gifted students, their parents, and the teachers who serve them. 

Please feel free to download the 2021 Annual Report and share this information with other individuals and groups interested in gifted education in Missouri.

Previous 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.

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