In alternate years, The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted (CSDPG) conduct a biennial survey of how states regulate and support programs for advanced students called State of the States in Gifted Education. New Jersey does not compare well to most states, particularly due to no state funding for gifted education, no certification requirement for teachers of gifted, no required coursework about gifted education for educators in pre-service training, no specialized staff at NJDOE to support Local Education Agencies, no data gathered on annual reports about the number of gifted students identified or the number of teachers employed as gifted education specialists. Some statistics about the number of students being served are sent annually to the Federal Office of Civil Rights Compliance. From these numbers, other agencies have analyzed New Jersey’s laws and practices. See more at The Davidson Institute and from the National Association for Gifted Children.