NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


District gifted and talented test scores

Well, if you were wondering how the district gifted and talented test scores stacked up for this past testing (in January – Feb. 2013) the results are in!  As you can see below, the number of 99th percentiles for the NNAT-2 and OLSAT test increased dramatically compared to the previous year.  Overall, the biggest increase seems from District 2 and 3 in Manhattan and  District 20, 24, 25 and 26 in Brooklyn.  I’m still puzzled how so many more children qualified for the NYC G&T program compared to the previous years since the NNAT test seems like it would be much more difficult, at least from the practice questions that are on TestingMom.com.

Gifted and talented test results for New York City by district. Includes district scores for Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx.

Gifted and talented test results for New York City by district. Includes district scores for Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx.

 


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The reason for the increase is a combination of Pearson having a completely screw up in their methodology coupled with DOE’s inherent desire to increase the pool for G&T to avoid criticism. After all, less people will complain if its a random selection versus a qualified selection. The Sibling policy kills me, if a student scores 99th percentile that student will be bumped to a sibling in the 90th percentile? That is crazy!

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