TABLE 2-16 1998 Comparison of States with Lowest Risk (RI) and Composition (CI) Indices for Black Students in the Category of Gifted and Talented

State

RI

CI

White RI for State

Lowest RI

Vermont

0.36%

0.29%

1.06%

New Hampshire

0.39%

0.36%

1.34%

Massachusetts

0.39%

9.79%

0.83%

Lowest CI

Montana

2.27%

0.22%

5.10%

Vermont

0.36%

0.29%

1.06%

New Hampshire

0.39%

0.36%

1.34%

Idaho

1.99%

0.39%

2.97%

Maine

1.45%

0.40%

3.65%

New England. In all of these states, the risk index is below the national average for both blacks and whites, but the differential between the two races is large.

Three of the four states with the lowest risk indices for Hispanic students in the gifted and talented category are in the Northeast. Table 2-17 shows the states along with RI data for white students. The magnitude of the differences in Hispanic-white RIs varies considerably, with white students about half again as likely to be served in Massachusetts, while the difference in New York is more than eight times. In states in which Hispanic students constitute a very small percentage of the overall enrollment

TABLE 2-17 1998 Comparison of States with Lowest Risk (RI) and Composition (CI) Indices for Hispanic Students in the Category of Gifted and Talented

State

RI

CI

White RI for State

Lowest RI

District of Columbia

0.11%

0.39%

0.38%

New Hampshire

0.25%

0.43%

1.34%

New York

0.33%

2.50%

4.03%

Massachusetts

0.50%

4.84%

0.83%

Lowest CI

Maine

1.99%

0.26%

3.65%

Vermont

0.72%

0.29%

1.06%

West Virginia

1.93%

0.29%

2.24%

District of Columbia

0.11%

0.39%

0.28%



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