Mission of the OAGC Higher Education DivisionThe mission of the OAGC Higher Education Division is to support the organization through research and advice on the appropriate training gifted educators as well as the education of gifted children.
New OAGC Summer Journal
OAGC now publishes an online summer research journal. The journal is geared for more scholarly articles that we are unable to print in our quarterly OAGC Reviews. It is an excellent opportunity for individuals to have their research published. We are accepting articles year round with a final deadline of May 15 each year. Please click here for submission requirements. Click here to download the inaugural edition of the 2010 Summer Journal. The 2011 Summer Journal is available to OAGC members in the members only section of the website.
We especially encourage submissions from graduate students doing action research with practical classroom applications that will be of value to coordinators, teachers, and others responsible for making decisions about gifted education.
Gifted Training Programs In Ohio
The following documents outlines the gifted education training programs in Ohio. Please note that the document will be updated as appropriate information on programs is provide to OAGC.
Gifted Praxis II Subject Exam Validation Results
In 2008, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) along with the Educational Testing Service (ETS) ran a validation study on the Gifted Praxis II subject exam. The purpose of the validation study was to determine whether the exam was appropriate for use in Ohio. Based on the results, the Ohio Department of Education has decided not to require this examination for gifted licensure. The following document includes more details about the validation study and ODE's decision.