NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


NYC DOE announces OSLAT test dates and free OLSAT test prep questions

I’ve been religiously checking every day for OLSAT test updates and the NYC DOE just posted gifted and talented testing dates and information on the DOE site.

Also, if you’d like 6 FREE OLSAT test prep questions for the NYC gifted and talented program let me know and I’ll email you the link on how to retrieve them. These are OLSAT sample questions from a new OLSAT test prep book that was just released a few short weeks ago. Email me for details: skipper646@gmail.com. Thanks – Michael Continue reading



New Poll – Would You Tell Others About OLSAT Test Prepping for NYC Gifted and Talented?


Now Cross Posting on Gothamschools.org Re: NYC Gifted and Talented Program
September 27, 2009, 3:29 pm
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I’m now cross-posting on Gothamschools.org  under the Community section of the Gothamschools.org web site for the NYC gifted and talented program.  Here’s my first posting from the Gothasmschools.org web site:

If OLSAT, BSRA, ERB, G&T and Stanford-Binet don’t ring a school bell for you then you’ve mostly likely not experienced the entrance exams for NYC private schools or the tests for the NYC public school gifted and talented programs.

Since our child (at the ripe age of four) took the 128-question OLSAT/BSRA test (yes, 128 questions!) in February and got accepted to a public school gifted and talented program, I’ve become quite familiar with the ins and outs of the G&T program from a parent’s perspective. Between the OLSAT testing, obsessing, waiting on the results, obsessing some more, receiving the test results, touring the the G&T schools, obsessing again, prioritizing the schools we wanted, receiving the school placement letter from DOE, going to parent orientation, and finally having the first day of school it’s been quite a ride!  Continue reading



NYC Gifted and Talented Kindergarten Week Three of School at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep
September 22, 2009, 10:14 pm
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If you have any questions or comments, please email me at skipper646@gmail.com. Thanks! Michael

Well, it’s week 3 of school and so far so good…or should I say great! We’re really pleased with the G&T program at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep and the other parents of NYC G&T students are very involved with their children’s education well. We’ve noticed a BIG difference in just the few short weeks since our child started attending the NYC gifted and talented program for kindergarten. Over the weekend our child just started copying words and writing them down on a piece of paper, with no prompting from us. Overall, it’s amazing how much of a difference we can see already and we’re extremely pleased with the G&T program so far. The teacher is able to encourage the students to do their best without pushing them  too hard. I appreciate the efforts so far and we have seen the rewards.

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First Week of NYC Gifted and Talented Program for Kindergarten and NY Times Article

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me at skipper646@gmail.com. Thanks! Michael

Well, we finished our first week of kindergarten for our child at PS 33. All I can say is we are VERY pleased so far with  the program at PS 33 Chelsea Prep. From the teacher to the principal everything has run smoothly and we believe the rest of the year will be just as good if not better. Our child’s class is a true representation of the diverse backgrounds of this wonderful city and we’re glad our child will be able to attend a school that accurately reflects the various cultures and backgrounds of NYC.

On another note, there was an interesting article in NY Times regarding the NYC gifted and talented program a few weeks ago. Not sure I agree with all of it but I found it a good read.  The article mentions OLSAT test preparation along with OLSAT scores for the NYC gifted and talented program. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Continue reading



NYC Gifted and Talented Program What Parents Are Saying

Well, the first week of school is over and the second week is beginning. I’ve been hearing alot from parents regarding prepping their 4-year old pre-K for the NYC gifted and talented OLSAT test. I’ve also heard from other parents who found out the night before school what G&T school their child would be attending the next day! So far, so good with everything I’ve been hearing from the other parents in the NYC gifted and talented program.

We’ve been very pleased so far with PS 33 and their new G&T program. The communication from the school has been excellent and our child is expected to do some reading  homework every night. We also received a very nice letter from the teacher along with an gifted and talented evaluation form we need to complete where we assess our own child for gifted and talented (i.e. strengths, areas of improvement, etc.).

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

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me. skipper646@gmail.com. Michael



School Starts Tomorrow for NYC Gifted and Talented Program

Questions or comments feel free to contact me at skipper646@gmail.com. Thanks! Michael

Well, tomorrow is the first day of school for the NYC public school system. We’re very excited about our child entering the NYC G&T program at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep.

I am hearing from some parents who took the NYC gifted and talented tests this summer are just finding out TODAY which NYC gifted and talented school their child will be attending TOMORROW. The summer testing for the NYC gifted and talented took place in June-July of this past summer.  One parent indicated their child got a city wide acceptance letter for NYC gifted and talented for the summer testing, although they were also told they needed to prioritize the schools in District 2 where they are located to be accepted to the NYC G&T program. Continue reading