Fairfield Independent School District
Texas Education Code: Subchapter D.
Educational Programs for Gifted and Talented Students
29.121: In this subchapter, "gifted and talented" means a child or youth
who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably
high level of accomplishment when compared to other of the same age, experience
or environment and who:
- exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual,
creative, or artistic area;
- possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
- excels in a specific academic field.
Dr. Joyce Juntune, Texas A & M:
"Giftedness is a technical, professional term that educators use to
describe high ability kids who REQUIRE differentiated curriculum."