NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

NYC Gifted and Talented Test Results

Well, the department of education has officially announced the NYC gifted and talented test results will be released tomorrow by 9am (Saturday, April 5, 2013).  I suppose the Saturday delivery is to give parents the weekend to digest the results and to reduce the number of angry parents calling in to the DOE.

Here’s the email that was sent to parents earlier today:

Subject: Gifted and Talented Application Update
Date: April 5, 2013 3:53:22 PM EDT

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Gifted & Talented test results will be mailed to families today. If you submitted the Request for Testing form online, you will receive an email on Saturday by 9am, which will allow you to log in to the online site ( to see your child’s results, and if eligible, begin the Gifted & Talented application for placement.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 718-935-2009.


Gentian Falstrom
Director, Elementary School Admissions


It’s nice they are sending the test results before the school tours that begin this Monday.  Next week will be crazy for all the gifted and talented schools in NYC who will now have to accomadate tens of thousands of parents wanting to tour their schools. The deadline for the application is Friday, April 19, 2013 so parents only have less than 2 weeks to figure out the best fit for their child and cross their fingers for their first choice!

With the new NNAT-2 test coming into play this year it will be interesting to find out if fewer students score in the 99th percentile compared to previous years. Stay tuned on those details.

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Can’t tell you how happy I am that this year’s results are out earlier than in previous years. In 2011, when my oldest daughter tested, we had to wait until mid-June to get results. Thanks to your blog post, I was fortunate enough to get an appointment to review her test results.

Do you happen to know the process by which to review this year’s OLSAT/NNAT-2 test? Is it the same as you outlined in your 4/27/2011 post? When is the deadline for the viewing request?

Thanks for all of your very helpful information!

Comment by Tracy A.

Well, my kid got 9 wrong but still got 99%. Not sure what that means in terms of chances to get into G&T programs.

Comment by SNL

Is it known if all applicant will receive an email regardless of the result? I only received the email for one of my kid. Not for the older applying for 2 grade.

Comment by Terry

is that possible to know how many people are eligible for gifted this year , my kid is in 1st grade and 2nd grade next year, she is eligible for gifted program

Comment by 000

Hello, my son scored a 89 on the G&T test, is there anyway that I could have someone review his test result one more time. I truly believe he has made the G&T program with a 90+, tks!

Comment by Ronnie Chan

still didn’t receive my kid score and I requested online. no way the DOE can be reached at that number. waiting till wednesday.

Comment by Terry

We found our scores in our spam folder.

Comment by Bill

how the process work for kid accepted to K? do we still need to apply to our local school?

Comment by Leo

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