Resources for Families of Gifted Students

 for Families, Educators, and Students

There is a wealth of organizations for the gifted and talented; however, finding the resources in your community and online can be a daunting task. We have gathered a list of resources to help you connect with others in the gifted community. If you would like to suggest a link, please email SIG at sig.info@giftedstudy.org.

Gifted Education Resources Online

There is a wealth of organizations for the gifted and talented; however, finding the resources in your community and online can be a daunting task. We have gathered a list of resources to help you connect with others in the gifted community. If you would like to suggest a link, please email SIG at sig.info@giftedstudy.org.

National Associations for the gifted are involved in research, developments and advocacy of gifted educational opportunities at the national level. These organizations are usually membership based and have become forums for parents, educators, and other professionals who are working towards the furtherance of gifted education and opportunities.
National Associations
State associations for the gifted are independent organizations that act as advocates of gifted education in each state, for gifted and talented students, parents, and educators. They are often involved in lobbying for legislation and organizing various workshops and activities, as well as providing information about gifted resources. These organizations are usually membership-based.
State Departments for the gifted are publicly funded and operate under the auspices of the Department of Education in each state. Directors within each department are able to provide information regarding school-related programs and activities for gifted and talented youth. They are a great resource for local programs.
State Associations
The Universities listed participate in year round research to enhance the education of the gifted and talented. They offer gifted and talented students the opportunity to participate in programs and courses in the spring, summer and fall.
Arizona State University has an online graduate certificate in Gifted Education to prepare teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, behavior analysts, and family members to work effectively with gifted children. Click here for more information.
University Resources

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IGGY

IGGY is an international, social and educational network for gifted children ages 13-18 created by the UK’s University of Warwick. It gives members access to interactive educational resources and allows them to work with top academics, student mentors and other gifted young people around the world to exchange ideas, debate, and learn and explore in a safe environment. IGGY focuses on providing in-depth content in the core subjects of Math, English, Science, History, Politics and Life Skills.

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GiftedParents.org

Gifted Parents (GP) is a global network of parents passionate about their children’s education and future well-being, and eager to make a positive impact in the world. We are excited to be able to offer our families an access to a global network of families, educators and professionals that can help guide as well as connect families in many meaningful ways.

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English Proficiency Testing

International students planning to attend programs in the U.S. may have a need to test their English language proficiency. There are several services that provide language testing, including:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a widely recognized English language test used primarily for college admissions. Testing is offered in both internet-based and paper-based formats and results are recognized by more than 7,500 colleges, universities and agencies in over 130 countries.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) measures true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation. It is recognized by almost 6,000 organizations worldwide.
  • iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency) is an Internet-based, general-purpose English assessment tool developed by Boston Educational Services. The test takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and delivers accurate, reliable results.

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