Oregon Statutes - Chapter 343 - Special Education Services - Section 343.395 - Definitions for ORS 343.391 to 343.413.

As used in ORS 343.391 to 343.413, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Application” means a request by a school district for state funds to develop and operate programs for students under an approved, written plan as contained in ORS 343.397.

(2) “Board” means the State Board of Education.

(3) “Department” means the Department of Education.

(4) “Identification” means the formal process of screening and selecting talented and gifted children according to administrative rules established by the board.

(5) “School district” has the same meaning as in ORS 330.005 (2) and also includes, where appropriate, an education service district, state operated schools or programs or a consortium of school districts submitting a joint plan.

(6) “Superintendent” means the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(7) “Talented and gifted children” means those children who require special educational programs or services, or both, beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their contribution to self and society and who demonstrate outstanding ability or potential in one or more of the following areas:

(a) General intellectual ability as commonly measured by measures of intelligence and aptitude.

(b) Unusual academic ability in one or more academic areas.

(c) Creative ability in using original or nontraditional methods in thinking and producing.

(d) Leadership ability in motivating the performance of others either in educational or noneducational settings.

(e) Ability in the visual or performing arts, such as dance, music or art. [1959 c.528 §2; 1963 c.570 §22; 1965 c.100 §409; 1971 c.613 §2; 1979 c.385 §2; 1987 c.335 §1]

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