NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


More parents give their Testing Mom reviews

More and more parents give their Testing Mom reviews on the internet!

Most are very positive and seems to have a personal beef with the Testing Mom. Not sure what’s going on with that relationship although it struck me as quite odd. Here’s an excerpt of their review of the Testing Mom program:

I think of testingmom as the first semester of test prep.   A few months before the test, we switched to ridiculously hard oddball brain teasers that I found in a variety of places.   I expected about 50% correct.  If you are subscribing to testingmom a month before the test, cover the intro material and skip right to the really hard questions related to the test you are going to take.  You will find these on the site, just not 20,000 of them.

Here are a couple more excerpts from reviews of Testing Mom online test prep program that are pretty positive.

This one is from mommy blogger: The Educators Spin On It

My youngest just started Kindergarten this year. I started teaching Kindergarten in 1997 and in almost 20 years quite a bit has changed when it comes to Kindergarten testing and even in Kindergarten Curriculum. I know this causes quite a bit of anxiety in parents. In this video, Karen Quinn, cofounder of TestingMom.com, addresses the difference between tests given for kindergarten admissions and kindergarten readiness. Karen discusses the similarities and differences among IQ tests, achievement tests, and readiness tests. If your child is getting ready to enter kindergarten, a gifted and talented program, or a private school, this video is a must-watch.

This one is from mommy blogger: Love, Peace and Tiny Feet

TestingMom.com is a fully accredited online education and test prep program for students Pre-K to 8th Grade. Their online educational program was designed by parents (with the support of education professionals) to help other parents and their kids aged Pre-K through 8th grade develop a lifelong love of learning.Through the site, you get immediate access to award-winning learning programs from the top names in education to help enrich your child’s abilities overall or in any subject area they are struggling with. These include Printables, practice tests and interactive games – just whatever you find your child responds best to.



Parents Obsessing About NYC Gifted and Talented Program Test Prep

I ran across this video “Getting In….Kindergarten” that really gives insights to the NYC parent mentality for the gifted and talented program. This is about 10 minutes long and features 3 families and their efforts to get into the gifted and talented program for NYC schools. From OLSAT test prep to ERB and even more stringent guideline to getting into Hunter for gifted and talentd.

We moved here from out of state so navigating the NYC school system, especially for gifted and talented program can be well, quite a challenge that can easily turn into a obsession. We try to explain the gifted and talented testing process to friends and family outside of NYC and they just don’t get it. I suppose I wouldn’t get it either unless I lived here. From renting an apartment to getting groceries to going to kindergarten…to say the least, it’s a whole new world in NYC – especially with the NYC gifted and talented program. Continue reading



New York City Gifted and Talented Program for NYC Schools OLSAT Test Prep

If you have questions or comments about this blog, please email me at skipper646@gmail.com. Thanks! Michael M.

Before you go to the items below, you may want to check out my other blog to find awesome, fun and learning stuff for your gifted and talented child.

We’ve found several great books and software tools to get our child for the OLSAT test prep for New York City gifted and talented program. Some of these items are directly related to the OLSAT / BRSA testing style of questions while other books are great as parents resources for educational development for their student in the NYC gifted and talented program. Overall, these items we consider excellent for OLSAT test preparation along with general preparation for gifted and talented school work within the gifted and talented program in NYC.

If you’d like 6 FREE OLSAT type sample questions from a new OLSAT test prep book email me at skipper646@gmail.com.

These are REALLY good resources for OLSAT prep for pre-K and kindergarten for gifted and talented New York City students.

Age: 3 Subject: Mathematics for NYC gifted and talented program students
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1

Age: 4 Subject: Mathematics for NYC gifted and talented program students
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 2

Grade: PreK Subject: Mathematics for NYC gifted and talented program students
Beginning Mathematical Reasoning: Developing Math & Thinking Skills, Ages 3 & 4

Grade: K Subject: Mathematics for NYC gifted and talented program students
Mathematical Reasoning Through Verbal Analysis: Level A

Ages: 3-4 Subject: Critical Thinking NYC gifted and talented program students
BUILDING THINKING SKILLS BEGINNING

Grades: PreK-1 Subject: Critical Thinking for NYC gifted and talented program students
Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Book 1

Grades: PreK-K Subject: Critical Thinking NYC gifted and talented program students
Mind Benders Beginning Book 1 (PreK-K)

Grade: PreK Subject: Critical Thinking for NYC gifted and talented program students
Thinker Doodles, Clues and Choose Beginning Book

Ages: 3-4 Alphabet & Number Puzzles w/Activities for NYC gifted and talented program students
Alphabet & Number Puzzles w/Activities

Grades: PreK-2 Subject: Language Arts for NYC gifted and talented program students
Dr. Dooriddles Associative Reasoning Activities: Book A-1

For pre-K NYC gifted and talented program students
Can You Find Me?: Building Thinking Skills in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies: Prekindergarten

For Kindergarten for NYC gifted and talented program students
Can You Find Me?: Building Thinking Skills in Reading, Math, Science & Social Studies K-1 (Bright Minds series)

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Building Thinking Skills- Critical Thinking skills for reading, writing, math, science (Level 1(Grades 2-3)

Grades: 2-3 CD for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Building Thinking Skills Level 1

Grade: 2
Subject: Mathematics for gifted and talented NYC students
Mathematical Reasoning, Level C (Mathematical Reasoning)

Grades: 2-5 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
What Would You Do?, Book 1

Grade: 2 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Language Smarts, Level C (Gr 2)

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Vocabulary Smarts Book 1

Grade: 2 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Mathematics
Complete the Picture Math Book 2

Grades: 2-4 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Organizing Thinking: Book One : Graphic Organizers

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Mathematics
Math Ananlogies

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Language Arts for gifted and talented NYC students
Spelling DooRiddles, Book A1

Grades: PreK-2 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. Dooriddles Associative Reasoning Activities: Book A-1

Grades: PreK-2 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. DooRiddles, Book A2: Associative Reasoning Activities

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. DooRiddles, Book A3: Associated Reasoning Activities

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Mathematics
Scratch Your Brain: Clever Math Ticklers

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Book 2

Grades: 1-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Science
Developing Critical Thinking Through Science/Book 1 Grade 1-3

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Dr. Funster’s Think-A-Minutes A1: Fast, Fun Brainwork for Higher Grades and Top Test Scores

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Dr. Funster’s Think-A-Minutes, Level B Book 2

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 2

Click here to find a list of parents resources for gifted and talented childrens’ material from Amazon.

There are other OLSAT test prep materials that parents can use to prepare their child for New York City gifted and talented program testing that’s coming this fall. For those other test prep material not available on Amazon please contact me at skipper646@gmail.com for more information regarding test prep for gifted and talented program for New York City. Thanks! Michael M.

P.S. – My other blog has more awesome, fun and learning stuff for your gifted and talented child.