Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
10/21/2021 - 7:00 PM  
Consent Calendar  
2020-2021 Talented and Gifted (TAG) Advisory Committee End-of-Year Report  
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
BCE - School Board Committees  
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
File Attachment:
TAG Indicators 2019-20 (4).pdf
TAG PTAC Presentation (1).pdf
TAGAC Annual Report 2020-2021 Full Report.pdf
Agenda Item Summary:
The Talented and Gifted Advisory Committee (TAGAC) focuses on assuring that the needs of all Talented and Gifted (TAG) students are met in the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS). The Scope of Work for the 2020–2021 school year was to improve the ways that the academic and social-emotional needs of TAG students in ACPS are met by focusing its efforts on key objectives, including:

Tracking the impacts of virtual learning on TAG and Young Scholar (YS) students by monitoring the academic and social-emotional services they receive;
Addressing equity issues within the TAG program by monitoring students’ identification and delivery of services for the Young Scholars program, General Intellectual Aptitude (GIA), and Subject-Specific Identification; examining testing practices; advocating for consistency in programming across schools; and understanding additional barriers, including language, disability, and social relationships; and
Creating a comprehensive K–12 Road Map for gifted services, including the following: ensuring multiple entry points to the program; improving transitions from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school; monitoring the academic rigor provided via differentiation and honors classes; improving the Differentiated Education Plan (DEP) and improved training, curriculum extensions, and supports for teachers and staff supporting TAG students.
This represents a high-level overview of our activities from 14 full committee meetings and numerous, separate subcommittee meetings during the 2020–2021 School Year. Per the ACPS subcommittee operating guidelines, TAGAC has approved minutes for all of our meetings in the ACPS archives.
We held a special July 2020 meeting to discuss the spring’s virtual learning experience and offer suggestions for meeting the needs of gifted students and amending the identification process for the upcoming school year, given the expectation that students would not be in classrooms for some portion of the year.
The Superintendent recommends that the School Board TAGAC 2020–2021 Annual Report, including all attachments.  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Terri H. Mozingo - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:  
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Ramee A. Gentry Moved, Member Margaret Lorber seconded to approve the Original motion 'The Superintendent recommends that the School Board TAGAC 2020–2021 Annual Report, including all attachments.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 9 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 9 - 0
Ramee A. Gentry     Yes
Margaret Lorber     Yes
Cindy Anderson     Yes
Veronica R. Nolan     Yes
Meagan L. Alderton     Yes
Christopher A. Suarez     Yes
Jacinta Greene     Yes
Dr. Michelle Rief     Yes
Heather Thornton     Yes