Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program, OLSAT test prep | Tags: city wide schools, nyc district wide, OLSAT test results
As of March 30, 2012 the NYC department of Ed web site still says the OLSAT test results will be sent to parents in mid-April. The site also indicates that placement decisions for gifted and talented school selection by parents need to be made by Friday, April 20 (which is only 3 short weeks at the time of this writing). Considering New York City schools have spring break starting April 6 and ending on April 15 this doesn’t give parents much time to visit district-wide and city-wide G&T programs in New York City. I suppose we’ll see how it pans out and if the OLSAT test scores are sent to parents in time to visit schools and make their stress-filled decisions by April 20. This really seems like it’s cutting it close but I suppose they could always extend the decision process another week to give parents a chance to make a rational decision when it comes to placing their gifted and talented child into a school for the 2012-13 school year here in NYC. If you thought prepping your child for the Otis-Lennon School Abilities test was stressful wait until you have to make a school selection and then the real waiting game begins!
Also, please note that all gifted and talented schools in the 2011-12 school year will have a G&T program next year. So if you are wanting a specific school you may want to research that the school will have a program in 2012-13. Also, some new G&T programs will start next school year that are currently not announced.
It looks like the G&T shuffle is about to begin folks! Make sure you keep up with the OLSAT test prep by practicing 100 questions you can get for free on TestingMom.com.
Keep me posted on how the school visits go and if there’s any drama. Also, if you can take photos with your phones and send the photos to me to post! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filed under: OLSAT BRSA test prep for NYC gifted talented, OLSAT Test | Tags: bsra practice questions, OLSAT test prep
Are you smarter than a 4 year old? How about Pickle the bird? Find out by watching the cute video below of Pickle the bird answering some tough OLSAT practice questions to get ready for the upcoming gifted and talented test. If you’d like free sample questions just email me at email@example.com. Enjoy the video!
Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program, Parents Resources for NYC G&T | Tags: anderson schoo, Lower Lab, nest
WSJ.com released an interactive tool to see the evaluation of teachers of New York City teachers. You can find out all the ratings for teachers in 4th grade and above at all the public schools in New York City. There was an uproar from the teacher’s union when the department of ed. decided to release this information to the general public. These ratings aren’t based upon OLSAT test results but rather standardized tests given to students starting in 4th grade.
Actually, the 2 most popular citywide gifted and talented programs scored lower than one of the most popular district 2 G&T programs at Lower Lab PS 77.
Make sure you also visit TestingMom.com to get 50 free sample questions for gifted and talented exam.