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California Association for the Gifted

Position Papers

California Association for the Gifted (CAG) periodically publishes position papers that deal with issues, policies, and practices that have an impact on the education of gifted and talented students. All position papers approved by the CAG Board of Directors are consistent with the organization’s philosophy and mission, and the current research in the field. 

The position papers support the organization’s belief in the value and uniqueness of all individuals, its respect for diversity present in our society, and its commitment to honoring the similarities and differences among all students.  CAG encourages the provision of educational opportunities that are appropriate to challenge and nurture the growth of each child’s potential.  The organization is especially mindful of the need for advocacy for individuals who have developed or show the promise of developing intellectual abilities and talents at high levels.

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1.   Acceleration
2.   Intellectual Peer Interaction
3.   Gifted Learners in the Regular Classroom
4.   University and District Sponsored Certificate Programs
5.   Highly and Profoundly Gifted Children
6.   Grouping Practices for Gifted Learners
7.   Gifted Children at Risk, Academically and Intellectually
8.   Academic Programs and Services for Gifted Learners
9.   Homeschooling the Gifted Learner
10. Teacher Qualifications
11. Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children
12. Identification of Gifted and Talented Learners
13. Characteristics of Gifted Children
14. Infancy and Early Childhood
15. Early Learning, K-3
16. Twice Exceptional Gifted Students
17. Underrepresented
18. High School Programs
19. Middle School GATE Services
20. Assessment and Evaluation of GATE Programs
21. Extending and Differentiating the California Common Core Standards

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