In this study, the evaluation criteria of the science-gifted education program developed by the researcher were used to determine the quality level of the science-gifted education program developed so far. Among the gifted education programs
loaded in the Gifted Education Database (GED), an analysis was conducted on a total of 101 programs (56 secondary school programs and 45 elementary school programs) in the scientific field (biology) developed from 2013 to 2020. As a
result of the analysis, most of the elementary and secondary programs were at the boundary between level 3 (normal) and level 4 (high), indicating the level of the program was not high both in elementary and secondary schools. With the results of
analysis on 11 major characteristics of the evaluation criteria, evaluation items showing high and low suitability for each major characteristic were identified. The main characteristics corresponding to level 1 (very low) were ‘the essence of differentiation’ both in elementary and secondary schools, and all the items corresponding to level 2 (low) were related to student activities. The level of suitability by major characteristics was also not high. In order to be a high-quality program based on
the evaluation criteria, it has to be at least level 4 (high) in the fitness for each key characteristic and the combined score of the evaluation items for each key characteristic has to be 29 to 30 points or higher. Based on the findings, when developing or selecting a high-quality science-gifted education program, for evaluation items showing low results in the science-gifted education program evaluation criteria, improvement needs to be made for the quality of the gifted education program.