Gifted Education DEI

Increasing Equity in Gifted Education Programs and Services
National Association for Gifted Children

Too many students do not receive appropriately challenging curriculum and services and, as a result, fail to reach their potential. This is a loss, not only for the students, but for the nation. The gaps in support of and services for our most advanced students are even more pronounced for children from minority, ELL, and low-income backgrounds.
Research on student performance on state and national tests shows that there is a growing gap at the top of the achievement scale between white students and students of color and between advanced students from low-income backgrounds and those from more advantaged circumstances. This achievement gap, dubbed the “excellence gap,” for high-ability students is especially problematic in light of the demand for a high-performing and highly skilled workforce to ensure U.S. economic competitiveness in the new global economy.
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