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Gifted Education Annual Plan

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Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) defines the "Annual Plan" as,

12.02(1) Administrative units shall submit to the Department an annual plan that is a gifted education UIP addendum. In multi-district AUs or BOCES, member districts submit the UIP addendum. Multidistrict AUs and BOCES submit a summary for improving gifted student performance that includes annual assurances and a proposed budget for the forthcoming fiscal year. The annual plan shall be integrated with a district's accountability UIP timelines, or no later than April15. The UIP gifted education addendum, as the annual plan, shall include an action plan to meet designated targets. An AU shall submit an annual plan before receiving AU gifted education funds. Exception to this annual plan is for small rural districts that function on a bi-annual unified improvement plan submission. (C.R.S.22-11-303(4)(b))

Note:  ECEA Rules were last authorized in 2014.  Since that time, CDE implemented a biennial UIP submission for most districts.  The ECEA term for "Annual Plan" coincides with a district's UIP submission. 


The purpose of the Annual Plan is to align efforts and targets to improve gifted student performance. It fulfills the obligations for accountability as defined within the Exceptional Children Education Act (ECEA) for the Gifted Education Annual Plan

Gifted Education Regional Consultants (GERCs) are available to provide AUs with on-site technical assistance for UIP completion.

Resources for Gifted Annual Plan


Note: If you are not able to access the resources or need additional support, please contact the Office of Gifted Education Program Administrator.