NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

NYC private school testing no consistency

Well, so long to the ERB test, sort of.  There is now no consistency in the admissions process for private schools in New York City when it comes to testing.  According to a recent article in WSJ online it seems that it’s up to the school to decide if there will be test at all and in some cases it’s not mandatory. Although, in the most competitive schools it would be strongly encouraged for parents to present some sort of test scores for their darling child in the admissions process for the most competitive private schools in New York City.  It seems that each of the private schools are required to come up with their own admissions standards which I suppose sounds good in theory except for those parents applying to 5 to 10 private schools which could become a logistical nightmare in a process that historically has been extremely stressful for parents.

This of course has no impact on the NYC gifted and talented admissions process although parents applying to Kindergarten G&T programs and private schools could possibly encounter an array of testing from the OLSAT, NNAT-2 test, Stanford-Binet, WPPSI-IV (ERB) and any other assessment that comes into play for this new group of 4 years olds vying for a spot in the most competitive school systems in the world.

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What is the Wechsler Test?
August 17, 2011, 2:00 pm
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The WPPSI or Wechsler Test is a standardized IQ assessment test that is used to measure the intelligence quotient of preschool aged children. Unlike many standardized tests for older students which are commonly administered in large groups in a classroom-like setting, the Wechsler test is usually given one-on-one. This methodology is used in order to ensure the young children who are more easily distracted are actually completing the test in its entirety and achieving the best and most accurate scores possible.

The WPPSI test, which actually stands for the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence Test, is a very visual IQ test, utilizing many pictures in its format in order to make it appropriate for children who are, as of yet, unable to read.

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NYC Mother Sues preschool over inadequate ERB-WPPSI OLSAT test prep

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Now’s there yet another reason sites like where you can find over 1,600 pratice questions for OLSAT, Bracken, SB-5, WPPSI and Naglieri are needed by parents when preparing their children for G&T testing.  It’s now even more important for parents to take matters into their own hands when it comes to preparing their child for the ERB-WPPSI and Otis-Lennon School Abilities test. Don’t rely on your high-dollar pre-school on the Upper Eastside to do the job – at least according to this article.

Only in NYC! (at least for now)…here in Manhattan (UES), things are heating up in the competitive Continue reading