Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 53.State legislation on gifted and talented programs and number and percent of students receiving services in public elementary and secondary schools, by state: 1993-94

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

\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.

---Data not available.

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


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