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Program Evaluation

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AU Gifted Program Evaluation

Gifted education program evaluation is an essential component for continuous growth and improvement, a requirement of the Gifted Education Monitoring (GEM) process, and a condition of state accountability and reporting

Program evaluation is a systemic process that may occur annually, bi-annually and during the GEM process.  It relies on using meaningful data, such as gifted identification demographics, Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) goal attainment, student performance on state and local assessments, financial expenditures, and responses from stakeholder surveys and/or focus groups. 

An AU is accountable for the submission of specific state reports that reflect data and evidence collected as part of a program evaluation.


An inclusive program evaluation is comprised of four components.

Access the links to view more information about these components.

  1. Alignment to Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) Rules

  1. Identification

  1. Performance

  1. Communication

  • Solicit feedback from stakeholders and examine methods of communication for parent, family, and student engagement

Resources for Program Evaluation

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