Senate Bill 5072 would prioritize identification of high capable low income students. Nomination of said students would be made through screening procedures or referrals from teachers, parents, or other community members. Schools would be required to look at two of the following areas for consideration: assessments in the classroom, in performance or cognition, or overall academic achievement. A multidisciplinary selection committee will be responsible for final placement decisions. Once the bill takes effect, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction must publish an annual list of students in the highly capable program and their demographics.
Status: Bill is moving forward, introduced in the Senate Jan. 9