Primary Talent Pool

Gifted & Talented Education - Frequently Asked

Questions for Parents

(This document is intended to provide guidelines for interpreting704 Kentucky

Administrative Regulation (KAR) 3:285. Programs for the gifted and talented.

Kentucky Department of Education is here to assist in the implementation of this

interpretation and/or the regulation.)


Q:Are parents/guardians to be notified that their child is in

the PTP?

A:There is no reference in the GT regulation that parents/

guardians are to be notified of student selection for the PTP.

Individual districts may decide whether to notify or not.

Q:How are services delivered to PTP?

A:For a student in the primary grades, services shall allow

for continuous progress through a differentiated curriculum

and flexible grouping and regrouping based on the individual

needs, interests, and abilities of the student.Emphasis on

educating gifted students in the general primary classroom,

shall not exclude the continued, appropriate use of resource

services, acceleration options, or other specific service options.

A recommendation for a service shall be made on an individual basis.