NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


NYC gifted and talented test scores released with surprises

Well, a few weeks ago the NYC gifted and talented test scores released with surprises for parents! It looks like only 25% of the students scored to quality for a district and/or citywide seat for next year’s G&T program. This is much lower than the 34% that qualified last year so it seems that the kids in NYC who took the test this year aren’t as smart as the ones from last year. Although, 25% of students qualifying is a hefty percentage. According to the chart below it does seem the districts that have mostly non-English speaking children scored lower than in previous years. This could be due to the change this year for the 50/50 split between the OLSAT test and the NNAT-2 test. Last year it was a 35/65 split. So, it seems the verbal portion of the OLSAT tricked the talented tots. According to this NY Times article there seems to be a bias toward English only households in the scores for the OLSAT test.  Even with the lower percentage of students qualifying for a G&T seat there still aren’t enough seats folks, although the odds this year are much better than last.  When the official acceptance letters come out in a few weeks that’s when the numbers will tell the complete story and if the NYC dept. of ed. adds more seats.

 

Here's the breakdown by district for NYC gifted and talented test scores. This compares scores from 2013 to 2014 and the percentage of increase/decrease.

Here’s the breakdown by district for NYC gifted and talented test scores. This compares scores from 2013 to 2014 and the percentage of increase/decrease.


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