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Table 55. State legislation on gifted and talented programs and number and percent of students receiving servicesin public elementary and secondary schools, by state: 1993-94 and 1995-96
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                      |             | Discretionary|              |                ||                |             |Discretionary |           |
                      |   State-    |    state-    |   Gifted and |     Gifted and ||                |   State-    |    state-    |Gifted and | Gifted and
                      |  mandated   |   supported  |    talented  |       talented ||                |  mandated   |  supported   | talented  |  talented
        State         | gifted and  |  gifted and  |    students  |    students as ||     State      | gifted and  |  gifted and  | students  | students as
                      |  talented   |   talented   |    receiving |   a percent of ||                |  talented   |   talented   | receiving |a percent of
                      | programs\1\ |  programs\2\ |    services  |     enrollment ||                | programs\1\ | programs\2\  | services  | enrollment
                      |   1995-96   |    1995-96   |     1993-94  |      1993-94   ||                |   1995-96   |   1995-96    |  1993-94  |   1993-94
______________________|_____________|______________|______________|________________||________________|_____________|______________|___________|_____________
          1           |      2      |      3       |        4     |         5      ||       1        |      2      |      3       |     4     |      5
______________________|_____________|______________|______________|________________||________________|_____________|______________|___________|_____________
Alabama ..............|      X      |              |       16,522 |            2.4 ||Montana ........|      X      |              |       --- |         ---
Alaska................|      X      |              |        4,696 |            4.0 ||Nebraska .......|      X      |              |    18,600 |        10.0
Arizona ..............|      X      |              |       39,200 |            --- ||Nevada .........|             |      X       |     8,343 |         2.0
Arkansas .............|      X      |              |       34,710 |            8.0 ||New Hampshire ..|             |      X       |       --- |         ---
California ...........|             |       X      |      290,000 |            5.0 ||New Jersey .....|     ---     |     ---      |       --- |         ---
                      |             |              |              |                ||                |             |              |           |
Colorado .............|             |       X      |          --- |            --- ||New Mexico .....|      X      |              |       --- |         ---
Connecticut ..........|      X      |              |       16,871 |\3\         3.5 ||New York .......|      X      |              |   135,000 |         6.0
Delaware .............|             |       X      |          --- |            5.0 ||North Carolina .|      X      |              |    88,450 |         8.0
District of Columbia .|     ---     |      ---     |          --- |            9.0 ||North Dakota ...|             |      X       |     1,107 |         1.0
Florida ..............|      X      |              |       74,572 |            3.5 ||Ohio ...........|      X      |              |   244,670 |        13.0
                      |             |              |              |                ||                |             |              |           |
Georgia ..............|     ---     |      ---     |          --- |            5.0 ||Oklahoma .......|      X      |              |    61,082 |        10.0
Hawaii ...............|      X      |              |       18,000 |           11.0 ||Oregon .........|      X      |              |       --- |         8.5
Idaho ................|      X      |              |          --- |            1.3 ||Pennsylvania ...|      X      |              |    79,756 |         4.6
Illinois .............|      X      |              |\4\   166,234 |            5.0 ||Rhode Island ...|             |      X       |       --- |     3.5-5.0
Indiana...............|             |       X      |       85,192 |            8.9 ||South Carolina .|      X      |              |    52,000 |        10.0
                      |             |              |              |                ||                |             |              |           |
Iowa .................|      X      |              |          --- |            4.0 ||South Dakota ...|             |      X       |     6,515 |         4.4
Kansas ...............|      X      |              |          --- |            3.1 ||Tennessee ......|      X      |              |    18,626 |         2.0
Kentucky .............|      X      |              |       52,600 |            5.0 ||Texas ..........|      X      |              |   248,769 |         7.0
Louisiana ............|      X      |              |       24,000 |            3.2 ||Utah ...........|      X      |              |       --- |         ---
Maine ................|      X      |              |       10,100 |            5.0 ||Vermont ........|     ---     |     ---      |       --- |         ---
                      |             |              |              |                ||                |             |              |           |
Maryland .............|             |       X      |       90,222 |           12.0 ||Virginia .......|      X      |              |   121,598 |         9.2
Massachusetts ........|             |       X      |          --- |            --- ||Washington .....|             |      X       |    38,781 |         1.5
Michigan .............|             |       X      |      225,154 |           14.0 ||West Virginia...|      X      |              |       --- |         3.5
Minnesota ............|             |       X      |       55,467 |            7.2 ||Wisconsin.......|      X      |              |       --- |        15.0
Mississippi ..........|      X      |              |       21,678 |            4.3 ||Wyoming ........|             |      X       |       --- |         3.0
Missouri..............|             |       X      |       24,877 |            5.0 ||Guam............|      X      |              |       --- |         ---
______________________|_____________|______________|______________|________________||________________|_____________|______________|___________|_____________

---Not Available.
\1\Mandate requiring identification of and/or services for gifted/talented students.
\2\No mandate requiring identification of or services for gifted/talented students.
\3\Grades 2 through 6 only.
\4\Data for 1991-92.

SOURCE: Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted, The 1994 and 1996 State of the States Gifted and Talented Education Reports. (This table was prepared July 1997.)


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