Advocacy Alert – 6.5.19 – Gifted Assessment Testimony Needed for June 11 State Board Meeting

State Budget – The Ohio Senate continues to deliberate behind closed doors on budget issues. When a new substiute bill is available, we will post more information on this site. 

ODE Gifted Assessment List – OAGC is extremely troubled by the new Ohio Department of Education list of approved assessments to be used for gifted identification. The list can be viewed at

OAGC has concerns about the lack of assessments for visual and performing arts and the thin number of assessments that can be used to adequately identify students who are multi-exceptional. We have prepared a full list of our concerns which can be accessed at  

We are asking gifted coordinators and others to consider testifying before the State Board of Education on June 11th. It would likely be early afternoon. We need voices beyond the few of the OAGC board who have contacted board members. If you have concerns about this list and can testify, please contact Ann Sheldon at [email protected]. You might want to use the list of OAGC’s concerns to help you write your testimony. You may wish to also view the letter from Dr. Colleen Boyle to members of the State Board of Education at

To find contact information for State Board members, please go to .