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Ministry working on improvements for gifted children

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Bill English
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Wellington, June 16 NZPA - The Ministry of Education is working on improvements for gifted and talented students, Parliament was told today.

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English said the ministry was developing a range of online tools to support teachers so they could plan effective learning programmes for those students.

"It is important that those changes are integrated with national standards," he said.

National standards set benchmarks for reading, writing and maths. Regular reports are sent to parents so they can see how their children are performing.

Mr English said an independent advisory group had been established to provide advice on how to incorporate international best evidence into provision for gifted and talented students.

A spokesman for Education Minister Anne Tolley, who is overseas this week, said parents would be told exactly where their children rated against the national standards.

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