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Contacts

State Educational Agency

New York State Education Department
Marybeth Casey, Associate
Office of Curriculum & Instruction Room 320 EB 89 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12234
518-474-0059
mcasey2@mail.nysed.gov
http://www.nysed.gov

State Association or Affiliate

AGATE-NY
Amy Waine, President
bamswaine@aol.com
http://agatenewyork.org/

Statistics

ALL DATA FROM 2010-2011 (unless otherwise noted)

Total Student Population (K-12)

 

2.7 million

Number of Identified Gifted Students  Not Collected
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

No data (2010-2011)
No data (2009-2010)
$0 (2008-2009)
$0 (2007-2008)
$0 (2006-2007)



Policies

Does the State Mandate Identification for Gifted and Talented Education? No
Does the state have a definition of gifted/talented?; Are districts required to follow the state definition? Yes in state statute; Yes
What areas of giftedness are specifically addressed in the state definition of gifted/talented? Intellectually gifted; Academically gifted; Performing/visual arts
Does the State Mandate Services for Gifted and Talented Education? No
Does the state provide guidance or guidelines for the process of identifying gifted/talented students? No
Are districts throughout the state required to follow the same identification guidelines or uniform identification process? No
Does the state have a policy requiring districts to recognize gifted eligibilities from other districts in the same state? No state policy; up to LEA to determine
Does State Policy Permit Early Entrance to Kindergarten? No state policy; up to LEA to determine
Does State Policy Permit Students to be Dually or Concurrently Enrolled in a Community College, College or University? State policy leaves LEA to determine
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 specifically permits
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