Identification in Indiana

Because there are many components to being high ability, it is critical that schools identify these learners as soon as possible. How does this process work in Indiana?

Indiana schools are required to identify students with high ability in the general intellectual and specific academic domains and provide them with appropriately differentiated
curriculum and instruction in core content areas, K-12 (refer to IC-20-36-2-2). Specific identification processes remain a local decision and will vary according to district size and demographics.

The Indiana Code defines a student with high abilities as one who:
1) performs at or shows the potential for performing at, an outstanding level of accomplishment in at least one domain when compared to other students of the same age, experience, or environment; and:
2) is characterized by exceptional gifts, talents, motivation, or interests

(IC 20-36-1-3)