NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

Hunter Elementary Cut-off Score for Second Round
December 17, 2012, 1:15 pm
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Hunter Elementary cut-off score for second round is 146 for this year (2012-13) for the necessary score on the Stanford-Binet test given to the talented 4 year-olds in New York City! This is actually lower than the past 2 years where last year was 148 and the year prior was 149. I suppose it means the little ones this year just aren’t as smart as in the past?

Now it’s time for Round 2 at Hunter for the 250-300 gifted kids to see if they can get through the next round. There is always quite a bit of speculation of what they look for in round 2 at Hunter Elementary school. Stories vary about the secret sauce that’s used for the selection criteria. I suppose it’s the best way to make sure all the kids who make it to round two are vetted properly before they are given one of the coveted spots going into Kindergarten which is harder to get into than Harvard.

I’m sure there are many parents who found out their child didn’t quite make the necessary score on the Standford-Binet 5 but don’t worry, there’s always the NYC gifted and talented test where your child can show their stuff on the OLSAT test and the NNAT-2 test!

New York City Gifted and Talented Seminars Next Week
December 3, 2012, 10:40 pm
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The team at is hosting New York City Gifted and Talented seminars next week for parents going through the testing process. Here are a few of the discussion items at this seminar:

Here’s what you’ll learn at this must-attend seminar for any parent going through the gifted and talented testing

  • Learn all about NNAT®-2 test (Naglieri® Non-verbal Abilities Test) which now accounts for two-thirds of the score
  • The OLSAT test explained and how it’s now only the verbal section of the OLSAT which is one-third of the schore
  • How moms and dads can prepare a child for testing without “prepping””
  • How to read and interpret test scores along with tips on what to do when you review your child’s test
  • Is your child shy? Learn how you can help him or her overcome testing anxiety as it relates to shyness
  • Does your child have ADHD? or just can’t sit still? Learn how to help a rambunctious child sit through the entire test
  • Things you can do at home to help your child prepare for testing