NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


NNAT test to account for two-thirds of score

Well, details are slowly emerging about the changes to the NYC gifted testing for this upcoming here. According to the Wall Street Journal:

“In a broader overhaul than previously announced, the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, also known as the NNAT, will count for two-thirds of a student’s score, said city officials, who signed a three-year, $5.5 million contract with the testing company Pearson earlier this year. The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, or OLSAT, which increasing numbers of children had prepared for intensely, will drop to a third of the total from 75%.”

So, what does this mean? Well, with the NNAT test to account for two-thirds of score, I can tell you it means many less 99th percentiles than in previous years. Preparing for the NNAT-2 test is much more difficult than the test it replaced, the BSRA (Bracken School Readiness Assessment). We’ll see how parents respond once they get the full dose of what this change actually means to their child when faced with the questions that the NNAT2 test has to offer. Based upon sample questions from TestingMom.com I can tell you “this isn’t your brother’s Bracken!”. Many shattered dreams of G&T hopefuls will come to fruition as the NNAT and OLSAT test results come out in the spring of 2013.
Make sure you’re starting with preparing your talented tot with free questions from TestingMom.com.


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