Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program, OLSAT test prep, Parents Resources for NYC G&T | Tags: Bracken test, BSRA test, ERB, OLSAT
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On Thursday, January 28th I spoke on an expert panel for Big City Moms seminar:
Demystifying The Kindergarten Process for NYC Parents -The Insiders Guide to NYC gifted and talented and private schools
The event provided an insider’s look of how to successfully navigate through NYC schools – both private and public. I was surrounded by some of the most knowledgeable experts about NYC private and public schools: Roxana Reid and Terri Decker from Smart City Kids. Amy Paskal was also represented on the panel as an expert tutor for children. There were also representatives from FasTrackids in attendance. FasTrackKids just launched a brand new program that provides practice sessions for children taking the OLSAT and BSRA tests. They also offer a variety of other tutoring services that are fun and engaging on both the UES and UWS. Nearly 100 parents attended the seminar and asked engaging questions surrounding the process for NYC gifted and talented program and OLSAT and Bracken testing. After the seminar was over, a line of parents snaked around the room as the expert panel got to spend quality one-on-one time with each parent and to answer their specific questions about the ERB, OLSAT and BSRA tests.
Overall, the event was a huge success and provided a great forum to educate parents on this complex process of effectively navigating through the NYC school system. Thanks to Big City Moms and FasTracKids for giving me the opportunity to participate in such a top-notch event to educate parents in NYC about the gifted and talented program.
Here are a few of the questions I received from parents attendings the session:
Is there a Bracken (BSRA) practice or sample test available?
What languages other than English is the OLSAT administered in?
Does the DOE provide transportation to G&T programs?
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