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H.R.2338: TALENT Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Jared Polis, D-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 5 (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced June 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 24, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

To Aid Gifted and High-Ability Learners by Empowering the Nation's Teachers Act or the TALENT Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require state assessments of student proficiency to measure individual academic achievement, including above grade level achievement.

Requires states to: (1) recognize local educational agencies (LEAs) that significantly increase the proportion of their students, overall and in specified student subgroups, that score at or above the advanced level of achievement on such assessments; (2) assist their LEAs and schools in providing additional educational assistance to advanced, gifted, and talented students; and (3) report annually a comparison of the performance of students between different LEAs at each level of achievement, disaggregated by specified student subgroups.

Requires LEAs receiving school improvement funds to identify gifted and talented students and support their learning needs.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
June 12, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
June 12, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce