New Jersey State Gifted and Talented Requirements


    On January 13, 2020, Governor Murphy signed the “Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education Act” codifying school district responsibilities in educating gifted and talented students as referenced in N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3.1.  The law went into effect for the 2020-2021 school year.


    Programming Requirements:

    • Required to provide services/accomodations starting in Kindergarten.

    • Required to use multiple measures to identify gifted and talented students.

    • Required to post this process in detail on the district website with the updated complaint process (Updated Policy #2464).

    • Required to actively assist and support professional development for teachers, educational services staff, and school leaders in the area of gifted and talented instruction.

    • “District boards of education shall take into consideration the Pre-K–Grade 12 Gifted Programming Standards of the National Association for Gifted Children in developing programs for gifted and talented students.”