“Intellectually gifted” means a child whose intellectual abilities, creativity, and potential for achievement are so outstanding that the child’s needs exceed differentiated general education programming, adversely affects educational performance, and requires specifically designed instruction or support services. Children from all populations (e.g., all cultural, racial, and ethnic groups, English learners, all economic strata, twice-exceptional, etc.) can be found to possess these abilities.
It should be noted that the giftedness (and characteristics associated with giftedness) is a concept not reserved for special education. Gifted students can be served in general education settings, which is where they are most often served nationally.
To qualify for Gifted Education services, the student must be evaluated and meet the TN eligibility requirements.
IG Assessment Document can be found at: