Gifted and Talented

  • New Jersey’s Definition


    N.J.A.C. 6A:8-1.3: "Gifted and talented students" means students who possess or demonstrate high levels of ability in one or more content areas when compared to their chronological peers in the local school district and who require modifications of their educational program if they are to achieve in accordance with their capabilities


    What Does the State of NJ Require?

    In order to classify a student as Gifted and Talented (G&T) the school must have a board-approved G&T identification process that uses multiple measures. 

    All students from grades K-12 should be considered for G&T. 


    • Once in the G&T program, modifications, instructional adaptations, and services must be provided in the student’s educational program. 
    • Schools must review and make continuous improvements of the G&T program based on best practices and available technology.


    What Does the State Recommend? 

    • While NJ has not adopted standards, standards are available for use through the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and also National Standards. 
    • The NJDOE recommends training for teachers who are GATE teachers


    Program Eligibility

    • NJSLA Scores
    • IXL Diagnostic
    • NWEA MAP Diagnostic
    • Teacher Recommendations.


    TES Board Policy 2464

    NJ Student Learning Standards: Gifted and Talented FAQs

    TES Gifted and Talented Protocols


    Please contact Matthew Faas at: 

    (609)296-2858 x222


    According to the Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education Act (N.J.S.A. 18A:34-39)

    The Tuckerton Borough School District must be in compliance with New Jersey's "Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education Act"


    Parents who believe the district is not in compliance with the Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education Act are invited to review the law and submit their specific concerns, linked here.