NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


More Parents Seek Professional Assistance with NYC Gifted and Talented Program Testing

To get sample test questions for the OLSAT test–used in NYC G&T testing–or to be added to my gifted and talented newsletter list email me at skipper646@gmail.com. Don’t forget, you can get 50 free practice questions on TestingMom.com.

As more parents become concerned with the standard education made available to their children in public school systems, the business of preparing students for NYC gifted and talented program admission testing has become a big venture.

Parents who cannot afford private school educations for their children have increasingly turned to private companies that offer gifted and talented program test preparation classes and sessions for children as young as four or five. Although these G&T program testing prep courses cost around $150 or more, many parents are willing to pay the bill if it means their children will have access to better education within the public school system, which is something that the NYC gifted and talented program offers.

 

 



Minorities Under-represented in New York City’s Gifted and Talented Programs

New York City, which often leads the field in gifted and talented programs for children, is seeking new testing criteria for the city’s youth. What has spurred this search? Most recently, the traditional gifted and talented tests used have come under criticism as a result of low qualification numbers for students in minority groups. In fact, there are several schools in some of the burrows which will have no gifted and talented program due to no students qualifying for the program in the fall of 2010.

Proponents of new NYC gifted and talented criteria believe the traditional testing practices do not accurately measure the potential of students in many minority groups. Essentially, the city and the NYC school districts are taking measure of NYC district-wide gifted and talented program admissions criteria and will potentially make adjustments to ensure that more students city-wide make it into gifted and talented programs in the future.

To get sample G&T test questions or to be added to my gifted and talented newsletter list email me at skipper646@gmail.com. Don’t forget, you can get 50 free OLSAT practice questions on TestingMom.com.



Parents Orientation at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep Gifted and Talented

There was a parents orientation breakfast this week for new students at PS 33 Chelsea Prep.  This also included parents of NYC gifted and talented program students along with general education.

At the orientation we were a bit concerned because we were told they will be combining the kindergarten with the first grade due to low enrollment in the the G&T at PS 33. They didn’t want to cancel the program all together so they combined the class.  Based upon further research, this is a common practice if class sizes are small.  We met and spoke to the G&T teacher who be teaching our child this fall and she addressed our concerns about the combination class of kindergarten and first grade. The G&T teacher is very kind, responsive and most of all passionate about teaching! She was able to thoroughly answer our questions and concerns and welcomed parents involvement throughout the year. We’ll see how she feels about parent involvement after a few meetings with me. <grin> :-)   Continue reading



Parents Poll for NYC Gifted and Talented Test Prep for Pre-k and Kindergarten


Met Bige Doruk, CEO and Founder of Bright Kids NYC – NYC Schools Test Prep

If you have want to receive my free Gifted and Talented Newsletter or OLSAT test practice questions contact me at skipper646@gmail.com. Thanks! Michael

I  met Bige Doruk, the CEO and founder of Bright Kids NYC, and had a great conversation with her about the new service she started a few short months ago called Bright Kids NYC located downtown in the Financial District.  She herself had a child take the OLSAT test for kindergarten and she completely understands the pressures that parents face in NYC to get their child in the NYC gifted and talented program.  She has thorough knowledge of the NYC DOE system for NYC gifted and talented application process and retesting for the gifted and talented program – even for summer retake tests for the gifted and talented program for kindergarten. Continue reading



NYC gifted and talented program OLSAT summer testing parents

If you have questions or comments about this blog, please email me at skipper646@gmail.com. Thanks! Michael M.

I received the email below from a parent who took their daughter to get summer testing for OLSAT BRSA for NYC gifted and talented program for kindergarten.  It seems the OLSAT summer test was being administered at P.S. 33 which is one of the gifted and talented program schools in New York City.  It looks like it will only take 2 weeks to get the results and NYC gifted and talented program placement offer letters will be sent to the parents which will contain the results of the OLSAT tests. Based upon what this parents said about the OLSAT testing it seems like her daughter liked the setting of P.S. 33 and the OLSAT test giver was pretty tight lipped about the how her daughter performed on the OLSAT gifted and talented program test for NYC schools. Continue reading



New York City Gifted and Talented Program for NYC Schools OLSAT Test Prep

If you have questions or comments about this blog, please email me at skipper646@gmail.com. Thanks! Michael M.

Before you go to the items below, you may want to check out my other blog to find awesome, fun and learning stuff for your gifted and talented child.

We’ve found several great books and software tools to get our child for the OLSAT test prep for New York City gifted and talented program. Some of these items are directly related to the OLSAT / BRSA testing style of questions while other books are great as parents resources for educational development for their student in the NYC gifted and talented program. Overall, these items we consider excellent for OLSAT test preparation along with general preparation for gifted and talented school work within the gifted and talented program in NYC.

If you’d like 6 FREE OLSAT type sample questions from a new OLSAT test prep book email me at skipper646@gmail.com.

These are REALLY good resources for OLSAT prep for pre-K and kindergarten for gifted and talented New York City students.

Age: 3 Subject: Mathematics for NYC gifted and talented program students
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1

Age: 4 Subject: Mathematics for NYC gifted and talented program students
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 2

Grade: PreK Subject: Mathematics for NYC gifted and talented program students
Beginning Mathematical Reasoning: Developing Math & Thinking Skills, Ages 3 & 4

Grade: K Subject: Mathematics for NYC gifted and talented program students
Mathematical Reasoning Through Verbal Analysis: Level A

Ages: 3-4 Subject: Critical Thinking NYC gifted and talented program students
BUILDING THINKING SKILLS BEGINNING

Grades: PreK-1 Subject: Critical Thinking for NYC gifted and talented program students
Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Book 1

Grades: PreK-K Subject: Critical Thinking NYC gifted and talented program students
Mind Benders Beginning Book 1 (PreK-K)

Grade: PreK Subject: Critical Thinking for NYC gifted and talented program students
Thinker Doodles, Clues and Choose Beginning Book

Ages: 3-4 Alphabet & Number Puzzles w/Activities for NYC gifted and talented program students
Alphabet & Number Puzzles w/Activities

Grades: PreK-2 Subject: Language Arts for NYC gifted and talented program students
Dr. Dooriddles Associative Reasoning Activities: Book A-1

For pre-K NYC gifted and talented program students
Can You Find Me?: Building Thinking Skills in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies: Prekindergarten

For Kindergarten for NYC gifted and talented program students
Can You Find Me?: Building Thinking Skills in Reading, Math, Science & Social Studies K-1 (Bright Minds series)

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Building Thinking Skills- Critical Thinking skills for reading, writing, math, science (Level 1(Grades 2-3)

Grades: 2-3 CD for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Building Thinking Skills Level 1

Grade: 2
Subject: Mathematics for gifted and talented NYC students
Mathematical Reasoning, Level C (Mathematical Reasoning)

Grades: 2-5 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
What Would You Do?, Book 1

Grade: 2 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Language Smarts, Level C (Gr 2)

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Vocabulary Smarts Book 1

Grade: 2 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Mathematics
Complete the Picture Math Book 2

Grades: 2-4 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Organizing Thinking: Book One : Graphic Organizers

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Mathematics
Math Ananlogies

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Language Arts for gifted and talented NYC students
Spelling DooRiddles, Book A1

Grades: PreK-2 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. Dooriddles Associative Reasoning Activities: Book A-1

Grades: PreK-2 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. DooRiddles, Book A2: Associative Reasoning Activities

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. DooRiddles, Book A3: Associated Reasoning Activities

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Mathematics
Scratch Your Brain: Clever Math Ticklers

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Book 2

Grades: 1-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Science
Developing Critical Thinking Through Science/Book 1 Grade 1-3

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Dr. Funster’s Think-A-Minutes A1: Fast, Fun Brainwork for Higher Grades and Top Test Scores

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Dr. Funster’s Think-A-Minutes, Level B Book 2

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 2

Click here to find a list of parents resources for gifted and talented childrens’ material from Amazon.

There are other OLSAT test prep materials that parents can use to prepare their child for New York City gifted and talented program testing that’s coming this fall. For those other test prep material not available on Amazon please contact me at skipper646@gmail.com for more information regarding test prep for gifted and talented program for New York City. Thanks! Michael M.

P.S. – My other blog has more awesome, fun and learning stuff for your gifted and talented child.




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