NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


Receive Email from NYC DOE on Gifted and Talented OSLAT Score Updates

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I received the email below from the NYC DOE on the OLSAT test scores that were mailed out to parents this past Friday, April 16, 2010.  If you’d like to join my free G&T newsletter email me at skipper646@gmail.com. Thanks – Michael

Here’s the email:

Gifted and Talented Email Update for April 20, 2010

Score reports for elementary school students who took Gifted and Talented examinations were mailed to families on Friday, April 16.  G&T eligible students may access their score reports and applications online at www.nyc.gov/schools/ChoicesEnrollment/applyonline.

Parents will need the G&T PIN located on their paper application that was mailed out on Friday, or in the email (if they applied online).

The deadline for applying to elementary school Gifted and Talented programs is Friday, April 30.  Gifted and Talented placement offers will be sent to families by Friday, June 4.  For families who are accepting their placement offer, pre-registration to Gifted and Talented programs will take place at schools between June 7 and June 18.

For more information about G&T admissions, visit the G&T web page.  If you have questions, call (718) 935-2009 or e-mail ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

If you’d like to receive my free Gifted and Talented Newsletter email me at skipper646@gmail.com. Thanks – Michael


14 Comments so far
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We got the e-mail notification this morning that our son scored very well on the test. I believe he can place into the Citywide program. What are the differences between G&T and the Citywide program?

Comment by Brooklyn!

Is there any chance to get into a citywide program if your child scored a 98 and does not have a sibling in the G & T program? I feel that my child has no chance due to the previous years posting.

Comment by Dee

There’s always a chance…but very slim. It’s my understanding from my sources that last year no child under 99% got into any city-wide program who didn’t have a sibling in the school. It’s very competitive and everyone wants in the city-wide program even though some district wide programs are incredible…if you happen to live in one of those districts. Our experience with the district-2 wide G&T has been amazing and I can’t say enough great things about P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep…the principal and our daughter’s G&T teacher are simply amazing!

Comment by skipper646

Did you by any chance check out PS11? Since you’ve been at PS33 already, do you know how the G&T program at PS33 is different from the general education curriculum? I’m wondering how the kids are challenged. I went to PS124 today and felt a little underwhelmed when I heard that the G&T class has the same curriculum but they may have extra trips, speakers and independent projects. Thanks for this blog!

Comment by songster

My daughter scored 99 and I’m wondering how many schools I need to rank? As the letter says “rank all district programs”? I don’t get chance to visit all schools… I have 1 Citywide and 2 district programs in my minds now. too less??? (We are in district2) Thanks!!!

Comment by K

You’ll need to rank order ALL the schools – even the ones you haven’t visited or wish to attend.

Comment by skipper646

We are very pleased that our son has scored very well on the test, but we are distraught because he was not offered placement in the school which he and his older sister already attend.Even the school they attend has a g/t program.We are not in the district ,but the children have placement.

I would greatly appreciate any advice on situation.

Comment by Elaine Budd

We are very pleased that our son has scored very well on the test, but we are distraught because he was not offered placement in the school which he and his older sister already attend.Even the school they attend has a g/t program.We are not in the district ,but the children have placement.
I would really appreciate some good advice.

Comment by Elaine Budd

Fill out a PER (Placement Exception Report) at the DOE, then call and follow-up on it mid to late summer. The DOE really does try to keep families together. In case that fails, talk to the school principal now and ask if he will help you in September, if there are extra seats available. (S)he will have to call the DOE in September and advocate for your child to be given an exception, but if there are extra seats, there’s no reason for the DOE to say no. Biggest problem is that there might not be any extra seats. Good luck.

Comment by SP

Does anybody know how is the algorithm for distributing GT children to schools, especially regarding the school choice order? For example, child 1 scores 99%, and picks schools A, and B as first and second choice, respectively. Child 2 scored 95% and chooses schools B and C as first and second choices, respectively. If child 1 does not make it into School A (her first choice), who has priority for school B: Child 1 (score 99%, school was her second choice), or child 2 (score 95%, school was his first choice?

Thanks
Asttor

Comment by asttor

I called the Enrollment Service to get an answer to this precise question. Still confused here . . . but their response seems to be that it will be Child 1. How? For all non-siblings, the DOE puts first priority on the child’s score. So that means, every eligible student who scored 99% will enter the first round of lottery. A name will be randomly selected and that child will get his first choice if there is space. If not, the DOE will look at his second choice, then to his third, and so on and so forth until he is finally placed. After all the 99s have been placed, the 98s will then enter the lottery, and so on. This is my understanding of the placement process. Does anyone disagree?

Comment by G&T Mom

Child #1 – it goes in priority of scores.
All kids who get 99% are put in random order, then they go down the list, giving each child their 1st choice. Once they get to a kid whose 1st choice school is filled, they give that kid their 2nd choice. When they get to kids whose 1st & 2nd choices are already filled, they give that kid their 3rd choice. After they finish assigning the kids with 99’s, they go on to the kids with 98’s, then 97’s, etc.

Comment by SP

Is the distribution of scores available, i.e., how many children scored in the 99 percentile, how many in the 98 percentile, etc.?

Thanks
-Asttor

Comment by Asttor

my child scored @ the 99 percentile, lives in queens,there’s no sibling priority, her first choice is in district#1. what are her chances of actually getting accepted into her 1st choice?

Comment by nirmala




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