NAGC Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Programming Standards


In 2007, the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Board created the professional Standards Committee to assume a leadership role in the awareness and use of teacher preparation standards. One of its roles was to align the NAGC-CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) teacher preparation standards with the NAGC PK-12 Gifted Programming Standards. A Revision Workgroup was formed to carry out this task.

As a result of the efforts of this workgroup over the past two years, with input from a variety of stakeholders, the NAGC PK-12 Gifted Programming Standards have now been revised. There are several differences between these revisions and the former NAGC Program Standards. The revised programming standards:

  1. Focus on student outcomes.
  2. Emphasize evidence-based practices that are based on research.
  3. Are carefully aligned to both the NAGC-CEC Teacher Preparation Standards and the NAGC PK-12 Gifted Programming Standards.
  4. Reflect a much stronger emphasis on diversity.
  5. Emphasize stronger relationships among gifted education, general education, and special education.
  6. Are more specific and integrate cognitive science research.
Click here to access the standards.


For questions about this information, contact Beverly Kniess (608) 266-3706