Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program, Stanford-Binet | Tags: hunter elementary
I heard from a parent today who received results from Hunter second round where their daughter was accepted to the most prestigious Kindergarten not only in the NYC but also in the world! Your child has a better chance of getting accepted into Harvard than into Hunter College Elementary (Yes, for Kindergarten!)School Gifted and Talented located in New York City on the Upper East Side.
This particular parent was so nervous about the second round classroom session where the children are evaluated among their peers but it looks like all went well! Their child scored a 162 on the Stanford-Binet test was the catalyst to get to the second round. This particular parent feels like they won the lottery!
Filed under: OLSAT Test, Stanford-Binet, Stanford-binet test | Tags: hunter second round
Hunter Elementary cut-off score for second round is 146 for this year (2012-13) for the necessary score on the Stanford-Binet test given to the talented 4 year-olds in New York City! This is actually lower than the past 2 years where last year was 148 and the year prior was 149. I suppose it means the little ones this year just aren’t as smart as in the past?
Now it’s time for Round 2 at Hunter for the 250-300 gifted kids to see if they can get through the next round. There is always quite a bit of speculation of what they look for in round 2 at Hunter Elementary school. Stories vary about the secret sauce that’s used for the selection criteria. I suppose it’s the best way to make sure all the kids who make it to round two are vetted properly before they are given one of the coveted spots going into Kindergarten which is harder to get into than Harvard.
I’m sure there are many parents who found out their child didn’t quite make the necessary score on the Standford-Binet 5 but don’t worry, there’s always the NYC gifted and talented test where your child can show their stuff on the OLSAT test and the NNAT-2 test!
The Hunter Elementary testing for kindergarten is just around the corner and parents are now looking for Stanford-Binet practice questions to help get their child used to the concepts on this test. Remember, you can find the practice questions on TestingMom.com. The Stanford-Binet intelligence tests for children are a widely accepted gauge for mental and cognitive development of your child. It can be administered to children of various ages, from kindergarten to elementary, and was designed to measure the advancement of their intelligence. However, the test is also useful in diagnosing if your child may have any problems learning which may be unnatural for their age.
By allowing your child to take the free Stanford-Binet practice test questions, they will be able to prepare themselves mentally for the actual exam. The IQ tests are similar to the actual exam, and are also composed of the same questions such as the testing of four aspects of a child’s intelligence: abstract and visual reasoning, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and short-term memory. (more…)
The affects of lead exposure on children has long been a health concern among parents. For a long time, certain levels of lead exposure were considered acceptable, with scientists believing that these low levels posed no serious threat; however, in 2001, a study of children who scored low on the Stanford Binet IQ test showed a correlation between intelligence and lead exposure.
Thanks in part to this study, we now know that children who are exposed to lead, even in very small quantities can have detrimental side effects arise for the rest of their lives. The study showed that even small amounts of lead in the blood stream of a child could potentially impact their intelligence level and ability to learn, as a result.
Unfortunately, this has implications for children in low income areas where lead based house paints may still be present on interior walls of homes and apartments.