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Policy and Processes

Maryland State Department of Education

 Gifted and Talented Education in Maryland- page from MSDE with links to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) governing gifted and talented education in Maryland schools.

MCPS Policy and Regulation

 MCPS GT Identification and Universal Review

The gifted and talented (GT) identification screening process for the 2023-2024 school year will include all students in grade 2 and students in grades 3, 5, and 7 who are new to MCPS and students who have not previously met the gifted and talented designation. In accordance with Montgomery County Public Schools Regulation IOA-RA, Gifted and Talented Education, and Maryland COMAR 13A.04.07, Gifted and Talented Education, students participate in a screening process for gifted and talented identification. 
For more information about the criteria for gifted and talented designation and answers to frequently asked questions, please read:  Understanding the Gifted and Talented Identification Process (2023-2024) 

Parents of students in Grades 2, 3, 5, and 7 who are part of the gifted and talented screening or rescreening process were sent a letter in the US Mail and ParentVue on 1/29/24 with information about completing the Parent Input Form.  This form must be completed by February 29, 2024 to be considered in the screening process for the current school year.  (Parent Input Form)

If you have questions about the process, you may email

Magnet and Special Programs

Magnet and Special Program placement and admission information can be found on the Special Programs pages.

Updated 12/2023