Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program, Uncategorized | Tags: gate program, gifted and talented, OLSAT test prep
In recent years, gift and talented test methods have been used with younger and younger children. The idea behind such testing is to identify those students who are advanced in skills and abilities will need special programs in order to further hone their education. The theory is that children who are identified as gifted at a young age will be better served by early identification and placement in a gifted and talented program.
Today’s gifted and talented testing for children prior to, or shortly after entrance to, kindergarten has many parents interested in free gifted and talented test practice or sample test resources. They want to be able to provide their children the chance to practice and become familiar with the G&T test methods before sitting for the actual examination, ideally improving their kid’s chance of getting into a G&T or GATE program.
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Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program | Tags: gifted testing, gifted and talented, gate program
Changes to the G&T test methods used in many schools has lead to many more students qualifying for gifted and talented programs. Some believe these changes more accurately reflect the number of students who should be a part of these programs. Others believe the changes have lead to less valid or useful gifted and talented testing for children.
There has also been the argument that gifted and talented practice test or sample test options now so easily accessible by students have skewed results, leading to more students making it into gifted programs that might otherwise have been able to do so. The fact is that online gifted tests and similar practice or sample tests made available to students through private tutors and school sponsored programs do help more kids perform well on formal exams. They may help level the playing field for students in some areas, as well.