Black and Hispanic students are consistently underrepresented in gifted and talented education and related academic programs. Attitudes, philosophy, tests and other instruments, and policies and procedures are often the fundamental barriers. In this article, recommendations and resources are shared to guide school personnel in evaluating their gifted programs in terms of equity and cultural responsiveness. Included is a federal formula for calculating underrepresentation and setting equity goals, and an equity-based culturally responsive bill of rights that targets several areas for schools to evaluate gifted and talented education in their recruiting and retaining gifted students of color.

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