NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

NYC Gifted and Talented Testing Starts Today

As many of you know, NYC gifted and talented testing starts today! (Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013).  It’s hard to believe that another year of the New York City gifted testing has arrived.  This year, the BSRA test (aka Bracken School Readiness Assessment) has been replaced with the much more difficult NNAT-2 test that uses progressive matrices when the child is testing. The NNAT test (Naglieri Non-verbal abilities test) was designed  for a culturally neutral evaluation of a child’s nonverbal reasoning and general problem-solving ability, regardless of the primary language, culture or socioeconomic status.

We’ll see if this change to the Naglieri test has an impact on the number of students qualifying for a coveted seat in the New York City gifted and talented program.

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I hope the change does have an effect. The old test was too easy. Too many kids qualified, and couldn’t be placed into G&T programs. The test should be more difficult so that fewer kids qualify, but those that do have a reasonable chance of finding a spot in a G&T class.

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