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State and Local Program Evaluations

Idaho Gifted Program Evaluation

The Center for Gifted Education conducted a statewide evaluation of the gifted programs in Idaho from 2001 to 2002. Using a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative design, this evaluation study examined the landscape of gifted programs in Idaho and the impact of the State Training Grant on the development of gifted programs statewide. The Center provides state leaders with concrete recommendations for strategic planning and improvement of gifted programs in Idaho.

Gifted Program Evaluation in Greenville, SC

Between March and August of 2002, the Center conducted an evaluation of the gifted program in the School District of Greenville County, South Carolina, also called Challenge Program. The purposes of this evaluation were to document the strengths and weaknesses of the gifted program, its impact on other school programs, and provide recommendations for future improvement. The study covers gifted programs at grades 3–8.

Virginia Beach City Schools

During the fall semester of the 2000–2001 school year, the Center undertook an evaluation of the Virginia Beach City Schools gifted program across all three levels of the system (i.e., elementary, middle, and high school). The purpose of this evaluation was to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the academic gifted programs provided for students in the school division and to identify the most appropriate delivery model for each level using the existing resources. Recommendations were provided to the system leadership and relevant stakeholders.

Chesterfield Public Schools

From March 2000 to April 2001, the Center conducted an evaluation of the Chesterfield Public Schools gifted programs covering grades 2–8. This evaluation study examined the effectiveness of the county's gifted program, identified strengths and weaknesses of the programs, and provided recommendations for program revision and improvement.