Educational programs designed to offer enriched opportunities for students identified as having the highest academic potential, including additional classes, programs, or services. Gifted students are considered to have the capacity to achieve beyond the norm based either on IQ scores, demonstrated ability in the classroom, or both.
See also gifted.
Once limited to intellectual skills, the concept of giftedness is expanding to include children with a wide variety of creative talents (see multiple intelligences).
Examples and resources
Cathy Kroninger’s article "Gifted?" examines how a lack of understanding can be the biggest obstacle to teaching gifted learners.