NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


Great Resources for New York City Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program

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I’ve been asked about ratings and parents guides for the New York City Public Schools Gifted and Talented and there are many resources available online for parents to find out the ratings for the NYC Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program for kindergarten and first grade. Believe it our not, the NYC Public Schools web site has INVALUABLE information on school ratings, guides for parents, parents feedback, teachers ratings for NYC public schools. I had to poke around quite a bit on the NYC Public Schools web site to find the information but found school by school guides for each school in the NYC Public School system on various topics.

Here are the topics you can find on any schools located in the NYC Public School district. Please be advised the NYC Public Schools Gifted and Talented program is not separated out on these reports so the sum is at the aggregate level for the entire school – which include GAT and non-GAT classes together for each school in the New York City Public School system.

Most Useful For Parents– Learning environment survey – This report provides a view of a school’s learning environment based on responses from parents, teachers, and middle and high school students to the annual Learning Environment Survey. NOTE: I absolutely LOVE this report and it really gives you insights of what’s really going on at the school since BOTH teachers and parents take the survey. It’s interesting to note the differences in opinions between the teachers and parents….things that make you go “ummm…hmmmmm…” The links below will take you to this survey on the schools specific web site for New York City Public Schools Gifted and Talented schools that offer this program. Please remember, these results are at the school aggregate level and don’t separate our the GAT and regular classes at the school.

Quality Survey Report – The Quality Review Report describes what the reviewers saw at the school — what life is like there. The report identifies some of the strengths in the school, as well as areas where improvement is needed with suggestions for making improvements

The NYC Progress Report measures student year-to-year progress, compares each school to peer schools, and rewards success in moving all children forward, especially children with the greatest needs

Annual School Report Card
The Annual School Report card provides statistics about a school, including enrollment, demographics, and student achievement. It has three parts:
1. Accountability and Overview Report The Accountability and Overview Report provides enrollments, average class size, demographic factors, attendance and suspensions, teacher qualifications, and staff counts. It also provides accountability results by accountability measure and performance on accountability measures. Accountability measures at the elementary/middle level are English language arts, mathematics, and science; at the secondary level, they are English language arts, mathematics, and graduation rate.
2. Comprehensive Information Report – The Comprehensive Information Report (CIR) provides annual results on Regents examinations, Regents competency tests, second language proficiency examinations, New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Tests, elementary – and middle-level social studies tests, and New York State Alternate Assessments, as well as cohort performance results in social studies and science. The CIR also provides information on high school completers and non-completers and on post-secondary plans of graduates.
3. NYC Supplement-The New York City supplement to the Annual School Report card provides additional information about a school, including additional demographic factors, its budget, and average SAT scores (for high schools).
These are great resources to compare the Gifted and Talented Program for NYC Public Schools within District 2 for Kindergarten and first grades. Here’s the list of each of the schools in District 2 within the NYC Public Schools who offer GAT programs for kindergarten and first grades.
The links below take you to the specific school pages off of the NYC Public Schools web site with ALL the data you need to make an informed decision. I’ll post other useful links on this site with other value resources for parents who are interested in learning more about the NYC public schools gifted and talented program in District 2. This information below as of May 19, 2009.
  • P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep NYC Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program, 81 9 AVENUE
    MANHATTAN, NY10001. Principal P.S. 33 gifted and talented program: Linore Lindy
  • P.S. 126 Jacob Augst Riis NYC Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program,80 CATHERINE STREET
    MANHATTAN, NY10038. Principal forP.S. 126 gifted and talented program: Kerry Decker
  • P.S. 124 Yung Wing NYC Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program, 40 DIVISION STREET
    MANHATTAN, NY10002. Principal for P.S. 124 gifted and talented program:Alice Hom
  • P.S. 130 Hernando De Soto NYC Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program,
    143 BAXTER STREET MANHATTAN, NY10013. Principal forP.S. 130 gifted and talented program: Lily Woo
  • P.S. 11 William T. Harris NYC Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program,320 WEST 21 STREET
    MANHATTAN, NY10011, Principal for P.S. 11’s gifted and talented program: Robert Bender
  • P.S. 111 Adolph S. Ochs NYC Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program, 440 WEST 53 STREET
    MANHATTAN, NY10019, Principal for P.S. 111 gifted and talented program: Irma Medina
  • P.S. 77 Lower Lab School NYC Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program,1700 3 AVENUE
    MANHATTAN, NY10128, Principal: Mara Ratesic Koetke
  • P.S. 217 / I.S. 217 Roosevelt Island NYC Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program,645 MAIN STREET
    MANHATTAN, NY10044, Principal: Mandana Beckman

This is a really good web page on the NYC Public Schools web site that allows you to compare side-by-side each school

P.S. Check out my other blog if you’re interested in some great fun items for your gifted and talented child!


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