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    (a) School districts may identify students, locally develop programs, provide staff
development, and evaluate programs to provide gifted and talented students with challenging
educational programs.
    (b) School districts may adopt guidelines for assessing and identifying students for
participation in gifted and talented programs. The guidelines should include the use of:
    (1) multiple and objective criteria; and
    (2) assessments and procedures that are valid and reliable, fair, and based on current theory
and research.
    (c) School districts must adopt procedures for the academic acceleration of gifted and
talented students. These procedures must include how the district will:
    (1) assess a student's readiness and motivation for acceleration; and
    (2) match the level, complexity, and pace of the curriculum to a student to achieve the best
type of academic acceleration for that student.
History: 1Sp2005 c 5 art 2 s 17; 2007 c 146 art 2 s 8

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