Money and Merit: Are Advantaged Students More Likely to Be 'Gifted'?

Gifted services – the academic programs and supports offered to children with exceptional talents or abilities – can open new doors for students throughout their education.

A new national study, however, finds that those services are significantly more likely to be directed to students from wealthier, more advantaged families.

Study co-author and Vanderbilt University researcher Jason Grissom joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss his team’s findings, and some important implications for gifted services policy and practice.