The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University recognizes the unique needs of gifted and talented students and provides advanced learning opportunities that foster their intellectual and social development.

At In the Know, you’ll find articles discussing the practical issues that parents of gifted children often face, including how to advocate for your child, weigh different educational options, evaluate best practices, and address common social and emotional needs. Educators of gifted and talented students will also find these articles helpful when serving these students.

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Ability Grouping and Gifted Children

By the Duke University Talent Identification Program Ability grouping and tracking are two methods of grouping students for instruction. Ability grouping, commonly practiced in elementary

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