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New Mexico


State Status: Blue

State Definition of "gifted & talented":
1. “‘Gifted child’ means a school-age person as defined in Sec. 22-1-2U NMSA 1978 whose intellectual ability paired with subject matter aptitude/achievement, creativity/divergent thinking, or problem-solving/critical thinking is so outstanding that a properly constituted IEP team decides special education services are required to meet the child’s educational needs. 2. ‘Intellectual ability’ means performance in the very superior range as defined by the test author on a properly administered intelligence measure. 3. ‘Subject matter aptitude/achievement’ means superior academic performance on a total subject area score on a standardized measure, or as documented by information form other sources… 4. ‘Creativity/divergent thinking’ means outstanding performance on a test of creativity/divergent thinking, or in creativity/divergent thinking as documented by information from other sources… 5. ‘Problem-solving/critical thinking’ means outstanding performance on a test of problem-solving/critical thinking, or in problem-solving/critical thinking as documented by information from other sources…”
(New Mexico Admin. Code title 6, § 31.2.12)
State Association: New Mexico Association for the Gifted, Albuquerque Association for Gifted & Talented Students
Governor: Susana Martinez
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented: Vickie Breen
Secretary of Education: Hanna Skandera

Statistics

Number of public school students (2012-2013): Unknown
Students enrolled in grades K-12 (2010-2011): Unknown
Students enrolled in grades K-12 (2006-2007): 325,731
Students identified as Gifted and Talented (2012-2013): Unknown
Students identified as Gifted and Talented (2010-2011): Unknown
Dollars allocated for Gifted and Talented programming (2012-2013): Unknown
Dollars allocated for Gifted and Talented programming (2011-2012): Unknown
Dollars allocated for Gifted and Talented programming (2010-2011): Unknown
By funding formula
Total AP Exams taken (2012-2013): 13,365
Total AP Exams taken (2011-2012): 14,369
Mean Advanced Placement Score (2012-2013): 2.48
Percentage of scores of 3 or above on AP exams (2012-2013): 44.4%
Percentage of scores of 3 or above on AP exams (2011-2012): 42.7%
Number of schools offering International Baccalaureate programs (2013-2014): 5

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Legislation & Funding

Does the legislation mandate that gifted students be served?
Yes
Does the state require parent/guardian involvement in gifted and talented identification and service decisions?
Yes, at the local level
Does the state require specific criteria/methods to identify gifted students?
Yes
IQ scores, Achievement data, Range of state‐approved assessments from which LEAs may select. Creativity/divergent thinking or problem solving/ critical thinking.
Does the state provide guidance or guidelines for the identification process?
Yes
Is the age or time at which students are identified for gifted programming mandated in your state?
No
Is there legislation that mandates specialized training in gifted education for teachers of gifted students?
No
Does your state require school districts to have a gifted education administrator?
No
Does the state have an acceleration policy?
No state policy; up to local education agencies to determine
Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration (IRPA) - State Policy page
Does gifted education legislation exist?
Yes
New Mexico State Legislation

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  • Hoagies: Gifted Education Mandates By State
  • Education Week State Report Cards
  • National Opportunity to Learn Campaign - State Data & Analysis
  • Dept. of Education: Funds for State Formula-Allocated Programs
  • National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) State Policy Page

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    Information presented on this page was compiled from a variety of resources, including, but not limited to: The STATE of the States in Gifted Education, a report by the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC); state departments of education, state gifted associations, informational websites and other organizations. The Davidson Institute for Talent Development has not verified the accuracy of all information and does not warrant its accuracy or fitness of use for any purpose. Users should verify information prior to taking any action. Furthermore, the appearance of selected programs and/or resources does not imply an endorsement or affiliation. Programs and resources are highlighted for informational purposes only.