NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

NYC gifted and talented test results released
June 13, 2017, 1:35 pm
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The NYC gifted and talented test results released!

It looks like overall the scores were consistent with previous years although 35% of the students who took the test and qualified did not receive placement. This is due to the shear volume of kids who take the test and make a qualifying score and the limited amount of seats for the gifted and talented program for district wide and city wide programs.

Here’s a quick rundown of how it panned out:

  • Over 2,000 pre-K students this year took the G&T test compared to last year for a total of 16,580 4-year-olds. Last year, 14,500 took the test.
  • District 2 has the smartest kids (if you go by the scores). This is the district in Manhattan that spans from downtown through Battery Park City, Tribeca, mid-town up through the Upper East Side. Must be something in the water that these kids always seem to score above and beyond the rest of the districts in the city. Over 45% of the kids taking the test in district two qualified for the gifted program. Once word is out the property values will skyrocket even higher!
  • This year, 7,442 students applied for a seat, compared to 8,220 students last year
  • 65.0 percent of applying kindergartners (2,366 students) received an offer for a seat, a decrease from 69.5 percent (2,507 students) last year
  • In total, 54.0 percent of applicants (4,018 students) received an offer, up from 53.4 percent of applicants (4,392 students) last year. The total amount of seats available is around 2,400 between all the district wide and citywide programs in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Bronx.
  • Many parents have questions how the test is scored. Learn more about how they score the OLSAT and NNAT-2 test for the NYC gifted and talented program.



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