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Contacts

State Educational Agency

New Mexico Public Education Department
Vicki Breen
Humanities Bureau NM Public Education Department 300 Don Gaspar Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-6559
vicki.breen@state.nm.us
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/seb/; http://ped.state.nm.us/RtI/07_gifted.html

State Association or Affiliate

New Mexico Association for Gifted
Scott Gullet, President
scottgullett@comcast.net
http://nmgifted.org

Statistics

ALL DATA FROM 2010-2011 (unless otherwise noted)

Total Student Population (K-12)

 

330,142

Number of Identified Gifted Students  Not collected
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education  No data (2010-2011)
No data (2009-2010)
No data (2008-2009)
No data (2007-2008)
No data (2006-2007)


Policies

Does the State Mandate Identification for Gifted and Talented Education? Yes, through state special education law
Does the state have a definition of gifted/talented?; Are districts required to follow the state definition? Yes: Yes
What areas of giftedness are specifically addressed in the state definition of gifted/talented? Academically gifted; Geographically isolated/rural; Culturally/ethnically diverse
Does the State Mandate Services for Gifted and Talented Education? Yes, through state special education law
Does the state provide guidance or guidelines for the process of identifying gifted/talented students? Yes
Are districts throughout the state required to follow the same identification guidelines or uniform identification process? Yes
Does the state have a policy requiring districts to recognize gifted eligibilities from other districts in the same state? State policy leaves LEA to determine
Does State Policy Permit Early Entrance to Kindergarten? State policy leaves LEA to determine
Does State Policy Permit Students to be Dually or Concurrently Enrolled in a Community College, College or University? State policy specifically permits
Does State Policy Permit Middle School Students to be Dually or Concurrently Enrolled in High School? and if so, May they Receive Credit Towards High School Graduation? State policy leaves LEA to determine
Does the State Have an Acceleration Policy? State policy leaves LEA to determine
Does the state require general education teachers to have training on the nature/needs of gifted students? No
Does the State require professionals working in specialized gifted education programs to have a gifted education endorsement or certification? Yes
Does the state monitor/audit district programs for gifted/talented students? No