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Resources for Parents

Whether you suspect that your quirky and spirited child may be gifted, or your quiet and sensitive child has been identified as one in your school, below are some resources and tools to support your effort in helping your child succeed.

Parent Day at the 57th Annual California Gifted Conference

February 22-24, 2019, Palm Springs, California

Join us for informational workshops, speakers and exhibits to assist you with the educational and social/ emotional journey of your gifted child.

Learn more about Parent Day here.

Connect with CAG

Find out which region you belong to, connect with your regional parent representative and with other parents, and learn more about the regional events.

Parents and educators in the California Association for the Gifted (CAG) have been the principal supporters of gifted learners in California since 1966. The program benefits that gifted children enjoy today are a direct result of that support. Your membership makes you a part of the team working for gifted education. Through your membership in CAG, you clearly demonstrate that you actively support gifted education in California.

Gifted At-A-Glance

Academic Advocacy

Advocating for Gifted Programming

All students, regardless of their gifted identification, deserve to learn, make continuous progress, and succeed.

Acceleration and Ability Grouping

Joyce VanTassel-Baska discusses the merits of the two important provisions for the gifted students: acceleration and ability grouping. While the issues are deemed controversial, studies have shown that acceleration and ability grouping work and this article provides a recommendation on how educators can help gifted students.

Gifted Standards

The California Association for the Gifted (CAG) periodically publishes position papers that deal with issues, policies, and practices that have an impact on the education of gifted and talented students. All position papers approved by the CAG Board of Directors are consistent with the organization’s philosophy and mission, and the current research in the field. This paper focuses on extending and differentiating the California Common Core Standards for the gifted students.

California State Board of Education publishes a recommendation standard for gifted programming.

Social Emotional Support


Gifted Education Communicator is the official publication of California Association for the Gifted. It is a free quarterly online journal for educators, parents, and students.

In this list, you can find various associations, journals, organizations/programs, and research centers that focus on gifted education and supporting gifted students.

GATE Standards

National Association for the Gifted