Filed under: nnat test, NYC Gifted and Talented Program, OLSAT Test | Tags: gifted and talented scores, nyc dept of ed, pearson scoring
Well, it looks like the NYC dept of ed miscalculated thousands of test scores for the recent gifted and talented exam given to the talented tots in New York City. This is the third fiasco in the past seven days over the recent test. So, not sure where to begin but here are the highlights that we know so far:
- Pearson, the publishers of the NNAT-2 test and OLSAT test are the vendor responsible for the G&T assessments. It seems that Pearson made a serious error in calculating students’ results.
- Here’s the contact person at Pearson, if you feel the need to voice your concerns: Susan Aspey, Public Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-421-2473
- Families will receive an updated score report and application by April 29, 2013 . The previous application deadline of April 19, 2013 is extended for all families until May 10, 2013.
- If you already submitted your application you can update your gifted and talented school selection if you’d like but you don’t need to re-submit unless you are changing your choices.
- The DOE has set up a gifted and talented hot-line if you have questions. Hopefully they’ll actually answer the phone. Here’s the phone number: 1-888-705-9417.
- You can read all the FAQs and other tidbits on the Dept of Ed website.
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