Monday, May 22, 2006

3 Million Gifted Kids in the US according to NAGC

The National Association for Gifted Children "estimates that there are approximately 3 million academically gifted children in grades K-12 in the U.S - approximately 6% of the student population. No federal agency or organization collects these student statistics; the number is generated based on an estimate that dates back to the 1972 Marland Report to Congress, which estimated that 5-7% of school children are "capable of high performance" and in need of "services or activities not normally provided by the school."

See more and the answers to other questions on the NAGC's FAQ sheet.

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