NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


NYC Common Core Test Results

Well, in case you haven’t heard the NYC common core test results are in!  The common core standards aren’t associated with the gifted and talented testing but are required for all students from 3rd grade through high school. These are the new standards that are being implemented by 43 states across the US within the next 2 years. New York State was one of the first to implement the common core test this past school year and the results are in! According to a DNA Info article it looks like the citywide G&T programs scores are some of the highest in New York City which shouldn’t be a surprise since 100% of the students who attend citywide programs are in the gifted and talented and not integrated within a general ed school like most of the district programs within the city. According to DNA Info:

  • NEST+M on the Lower East Side took the No. 1 spot, with 99 percent garnering pass grades of 3 or 4 on the ELA, moving it up from the No. 5 spot last year.
  • The Anderson School on the Upper West Side was No. 2 (down from No.1),
  • TAG Young Scholars in East Harlem ranked No. 4 (up from No. 9),
  • Number 6 was the Brooklyn School of Inquiry in Bensonhurst.
  • The Upper East Side’s Lower Lab School, which ranked No. 3 (the same as last year), is a G&T school with priority given to students in District 2 and is the only district wide program with 100% gifted and talented student population.
  • Bayside’s P.S. 188, a Queens neighborhood school with a G&T program, came in at No. 5.

DNA Info has a great interactive map you can search your local elementary school to see how it performed on the new common core standards test! Keep in mind, this was the first year for common core test and the overall scores are lower than previous years due to the high difficulty level.


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