NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

Deadline to Register for Gifted and Talented Testing for NYC on October 28, 2011
October 20, 2011, 8:19 pm
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Attention parents! As a reminder, if would like to have your child tested for the NYC Gifted & Talented (G&T) program, you must submit a Request for Testing form (RFT) if you want your child to take the OLSAT test.  The Dept. of Ed. is encouraging families to submit the form online. For more information about submitting an RFT, read through the Gifted & Talented Handbooks on the DOE website. The deadline to submit an RFT form is Friday, October 28, 2011.

Find Out What the NYC Dept of Ed Won’t Tell You – Workshops for Parents to demystify the process for private schools and G&T admissions!
October 20, 2011, 11:49 am
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The team at where you can get 50 free practice questions is hosting 2 workshops for NYC Parents to demystify the process for private schools and G&T admissions!  Discover what the NYC Dept. of Ed Won’t Tell You!  If you have questions about the process and really didn’t your NYC gifted and talented questions answered at the DOE sessions last week.

There will be 2 workshops next week –

Register for Workshop #1 Tuesday – October 25 6:30pm to 8pm P.A.L. Workshop Series in Tribeca Downtown Community Center

Register for Workshop #2 Saturday – October 29 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Poet’s House in Battery Park City

You won’t want to miss this one! The panelists Include the Following Experts

Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom
Best-selling Author of The Ivy Chronicles and Testing for Kindergarten

Michael McCurdy
NYC Gifted and Talented Parent Expert

Dr. Kim Har, PhD
Testing Authority from Aristotle Circle
Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Minor in Psychology from MIT; a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from NYU; a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia Teachers College; and a Ph.D.
Note: Dr. Har will only be attending the Saturday session.

  • NYC Gifted and Talented Process
  • Private school admissions process
  • To prepare or not to prepare for the OLSAT test
  • Test Practicing tips to incorporate in your daily routine with your child
  • The concepts on the Otis-Lennon, Bracken, Stanford-Binet and WPPSI tests

A little OLSAT Test Trivia!
October 14, 2011, 2:05 pm
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The OLSAT exam is the more common term for the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test. It is given to school age children from kindergarten all throughout the first grade to twelfth grade. Although, in NYC the OLSAT is usually only given for pre-K to 2nd grade for admission into the NYC gifted and talented. It is usually given per grade level and it is a sit down exam with paper and pencil unless the child is in PreK then the child can point to the correct answer. The OLSAT exam main objective is to measure the students’ math, reading, and comprehension, quantitative and spatial reasoning skills. Apart from the pre-kindergarten students, the OLSAT exam is given and administered per group. The OLSAT test results can take anywhere from 2 weeks up to 2 months. You can get free OLSAT samples on

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