NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


NYC Gifted and Talented Handbooks Now Available Online – Info. Sessions Start Next Week!

The NYC department of education just posted the G&T handbooks for the 2011 – 2012 school year. It looks like the OLSAT test and Bracken will still be used (at least for this year) as the tests for entranced into the New York City gifted and talented program for kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade. Depending on the age of your child, the Otis-Lennon portion will be the OLSAT Level A (pre-K and Kindergarten), OLSAT Level B (1st grade) or OLSAT Level C (2nd grade). Make sure you go to TestingMom.com to get 50 free sample practice questions for the test.

You can also get all the juice from the DOE web site for handbooks which are pretty much the same as previous years but good to review for a refresher if you have it read it in a awhile.

If you’re totally new to this process for gifted and talented program in NYC, then you might find the parents information sessions somewhat useful. Keep in mind, these sessions historically have covered the same exact material in the handbooks from the Dept. of Ed. web site.

Here are some important dates you’ll need to know along with dates/times of information sessions starting next week:

  • September 26, 2011     Families begin submitting the Request for Testing (RFT) Forms
  • October 28, 2011      Deadline to submit Request for Testing (RFT) Forms
  • October 2011     Gifted and Talented Parent Information Sessions – see flyer for dates and locations
  • January 3 – February 10, 2012 – Current K-2 Public School Students, OLSAT/BSRA testing at school sites
  • January 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2012; February 4 & 5, 2012
  • Current DOE Pre-K Students and Non-Public School Students OLSAT/BSRA testing at selected sites
  • Mid-April 2012         Score reports and applications with available G&T sites communicated to eligible students
  • April 20, 2012     Applications due
  • Week of May 21, 2012     Placement offers communicated to families
  • Week of June 4, 2012     Deadline for families to accept/decline placement offer

 Parents Information Sessions Starting Next Week

  • Manhattan, October 5, 2011, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Brandeis High School, 145 West 84th Street
  • Bronx, October 12, 2011, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus, 500 East Fordham Road
  • Staten Island, October 6, 2011, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., New Dorp High School, 465 New Dorp Lane
  • Brooklyn, October 18, 2011, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., MS 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center, 300 Adelphi Street
  • Queens, October 11, 2011, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Long Island City High School, 14-30 Broadway
  • Bronx, October 19, 2011, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., P.S. 121 Throop, 2750 Throop Avenue

If you have questions, please email me at skipper646@gmail.com to get free sample OLSAT questions or to get my G&T newsletter list. Thanks – Michael



NYC Mother Sues preschool over inadequate ERB-WPPSI OLSAT test prep

If you’d like to be added to my newsletter or receive free OLSAT sample test questions email me at skipper646@gmail.com.

Now’s there yet another reason sites like TestingMom.com where you can find over 1,600 pratice questions for OLSAT, Bracken, SB-5, WPPSI and Naglieri are needed by parents when preparing their children for G&T testing.  It’s now even more important for parents to take matters into their own hands when it comes to preparing their child for the ERB-WPPSI and Otis-Lennon School Abilities test. Don’t rely on your high-dollar pre-school on the Upper Eastside to do the job – at least according to this article.

Only in NYC! (at least for now)…here in Manhattan (UES), things are heating up in the competitive Continue reading



Free OLSAT Test Sample Questions for NYC Gifted and Talented Program

Sign-up for my FREE NYC gifted and talented newsletter. Email me at skipper646@gmail.com to receive it. Thanks! Michael

You can now get free OLSAT sample questions from the NYC gifted and talented program test prep book. This will help prep your pre-k, kindergarten and first grade students for the NYC gifted and talented program testing.

  • Email me at skipper646@gmail.com and I’ll send you 6 free OLSAT sample questions so you can check it prior to buying the book.  

Other items on Amazon.com for OLSAT practice test:

Also, the items below from Amazon are REALLY good resources for OLSAT test prep questions for pre-K and kindergarten. I’ve also added some for first through 3rd grades as well. These aren’t like the OLSAT test per se but allow parents to practice critical thinking skills with the child that are necessary for success for the OLSAT test and OLSAT verbal questions. As a parent, I found that our G&T child needed a variety of mechanisms for OLSAT test preparation for the NYC gifted and talented program. The items below will re-direct you to Amazon.com where you can order the material.

Age: 3 Subject: Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1

Age: 4 Subject: Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 2

Grade: PreK Subject: Mathematics
Beginning Mathematical Reasoning: Developing Math & Thinking Skills, Ages 3 & 4

Grade: K Subject: Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning Through Verbal Analysis: Level A

Ages: 3-4 Subject: Critical Thinking

BUILDING THINKING SKILLS BEGINNING

Grades: PreK-1 Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Book 1

Grades: PreK-K Subject: Critical Thinking
Mind Benders Beginning Book 1 (PreK-K)

Grade: PreK Subject: Critical Thinking
Thinker Doodles, Clues and Choose Beginning Book

Ages: 3-4 Alphabet & Number Puzzles w/Activities
Alphabet & Number Puzzles w/Activities

Grades: PreK-2 Subject: Language Arts
Dr. Dooriddles Associative Reasoning Activities: Book A-1

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

For Kindergarten
Can You Find Me?: Building Thinking Skills in Reading, Math, Science & Social Studies K-1 (Bright Minds series)

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

Grades: 2-3 CD
Subject: Critical Thinking
Building Thinking Skills Level 1

Grade: 2
Subject: Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning, Level C (Mathematical Reasoning)

Grades: 2-5
Subject: Critical Thinking
What Would You Do?, Book 1

Grade: 2
Subject: Language Arts
Language Smarts, Level C (Gr 2)

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Language Arts
Vocabulary Smarts Book 1

Grade: 2
Subject: Mathematics
Complete the Picture Math Book 2

Grades: 2-4
Subject: Critical Thinking
Organizing Thinking: Book One : Graphic Organizers

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Mathematics
Math Ananlogies

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Language Arts
Spelling DooRiddles, Book A1

Grades: PreK-2
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. Dooriddles Associative Reasoning Activities: Book A-1

Grades: PreK-2
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. DooRiddles, Book A2: Associative Reasoning Activities

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. DooRiddles, Book A3: Associated Reasoning Activities

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Mathematics
Scratch Your Brain: Clever Math Ticklers

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Book 2

Grades: 1-3
Subject: Science
Developing Critical Thinking Through Science/Book 1 Grade 1-3

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

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Dr. Funster’s Think-A-Minutes, Level B Book 2

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 2

Sign-up for my FREE gifted and talented newsletter. Email me at skipper646@gmail.com to get receive it. Thanks! Michael




Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 94 other followers