NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


NYC Gifted and Talented Information Sessions
September 27, 2017, 12:52 pm
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All districts to host NYC G&T Info. Sessions

You can get to know all about the NYC Gifted and Talented program during the upcoming information sessions in October through November. They can tell you all about the OLSAT and NNAT-2 tests along with any other questions you may have about admission requirements for the G&T program for New York City.

Here are some tips and tricks about the NYC Gifted and Talented Program:

  1. There are two types of G&T programs, District and Citywide. True
  2. Students must take the G&T Test to participate in G&T. True
  3. Students must score a 90 or higher on the G&T test to get a G&T application. True
  4. There is no guarantee that a student will get a gifted and talented offer letter, regardless of their OLSAT and NNAT-2 scores. True
  5. The gifted programs in NYC give admission priority with siblings currently enrolled in those programs.  True

As with last year, these sessions are now held at the district level and parents can do one-stop shopping to learn all about the G&T program, universal pre-K and kindergarten admission requirements.

If you can make one the sessions below the DOE does request you RSVP here.

* Middle school admissions will be discussed

DISTRICT LOCATION DATE & TIME

 District 1

 P.S. 15 Roberto Clemente
333 East 4th Street
Manhattan, NY 10009
 Tuesday, November 14, 2017
5:30–7:30pm

 District 2

 M.S. 260 Clinton School Writers Artists
10 East 15th Street
Manhattan, NY 10003
 Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6–8pm

 District 3

 Joan of Arc building
(P.S. 333 Manhattan School for Children)
154 West 93rd Street
Manhattan, NY 10025
 Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:30–7:30pm

 District 4*

 The Tito Puente Complex
240 East 109th Street
Manhattan, NY 10029
 Tuesday, October 3, 2017
5:30–7:30pm

 District 5*

 P.S. 092 Mary McLeod Bethune
222 West 134th Street
Manhattan, NY 10030
 Wednesday, October 11, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 6*  J.H.S. 143 Eleanor Roosevelt
511 West 182nd Street
Manhattan, NY 10033
 Tuesday, October 17, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 7*  P.S. 065 Mother Hale Academy
677 East 141st Street
Bronx, NY 10454
 Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 8  P.S. 119
1075 Pugsley Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472
 Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 9*  P.S./I.S. 218 Rafael Hernandez Dual   Language Magnet School
1220 Gerard Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
 Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 10* P.S. 306/ The Bronx School Of Young Leaders
40 West Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
 Tuesday, October 3, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 11* Michelangelo Middle School (J.H.S. 144)
2545 Gunther Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469
 Tuesday, October 17, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 12*  Mott Hall V
1551 E 172nd Street
Bronx, NY 10472
 Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 13  P.S. 133 William A. Butler
610 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
 Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 14  P.S. 257 John F. Hylan
60 Cook Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
 Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 15 P.S. 024
427 38th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
 Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5–7:30pm
 District 16* P.S. 308 Clara Cardwell
616 Quincy Street
Brooklyn, NY 11221
 Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 17* Dr. Jacqueline PeekDavis School/ Ronald Edmonds Learning Center II
430 Howard Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11233
 Tuesday, October 3, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 18* P.S 66
845 East 96th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236
 Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 19* P.S. 013 Roberto Clemente
557 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
 Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 20 Franklin D. Roosevelt High School
5800 20th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
 Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 21 P.S. 215 Morris H. Weiss
415 Avenue S
Brooklyn, NY 11223
 Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 22 P.S. 222 Katherine R. Snyder
3301 Quentin Road
Brooklyn, NY 11234
 Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 23* P.S. 156K Waverly School of the Arts
104 Sutter Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
 Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 24 P.S. 110
43-18 97th Place
Queens, NY 11368
 Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 25 I.S. 025 Adrien Block
34-65 192nd Street
Queens, NY 11358
 Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 26 P.S./I.S. 266
74-10 Commonwealth Boulevard
Queens, NY 11426
 Wednesday, October 11, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 27 P.S. 306 New York City Academy for Discovery
95-16 89th Avenue
Queens, NY 11421
 Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 28  P.S. 182 Samantha Smith
153-27 88th Avenue
Queens, NY 11432
 Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6–7:30pm
 District 29*  Springfield Gardens Educational Campus
143-10 Springfield Boulevard
Queens, NY 11413
 Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 30  P.S. 149 Christa Mcauliffe
93-11 34 Avenue
Queens, NY 11372
 Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:30–7:30pm
 District 31*  New Dorp High School
465 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
 Wednesday, October 11, 2017
5–7:30pm
 District 32  P.S. 376
194 Harman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237
 Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:30–7:30pm

Gifted and Talented programs are one way that New York City supports the educational needs of exceptional students. To participate in G&T admissions, sign your child up to take the OLSAT and NNAT-2 tests. Students who get a high enough score on this test will have the chance to apply for G&T programs.



Time to register for NYC gifted and talented testing
October 10, 2013, 4:53 pm
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Well folks, it’s time to register for NYC gifted and talented testing for this coming January and February! The deadline to register is November 8, 2013 so make sure you sign-up soon. Is your talented tot ready for the upcoming OLSAT test and NNAT test? If not, make sure you visit Testing Mom for 100 free practice questions to get started. Let’s see….the major changes (or not changes) for this year:

  • The OLSAT test (Otis-Lennon School Abilities test) now accounts for 50% of the test score and the NNAT-2 test accounts for the other 50%. Last year, the OLSAT was 35% while the Naglieri Non-verbal Test was 65%.
  • It looks like the Dept. of Ed. will continue to use the NNAT and the OLSAT test for admissions even with the huge debacle last year from Pearson (the publisher of the test) and the scoring errors of the thousands of tests. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget about the DOE “losing” over 400 tests that caused these children to retake the test. Makes you wonder what drama will unfold this year!
  • The sibling policy remains the same as previous years so no change there. Great news for parents with more than one child and not-so-great news for those parents with only one child.  It’s all based upon your personal circumstances on which side you fall on this argument of sibling policy.
  • The gifted and talented information sessions for parents are in new locations and also Manhattan and Brooklyn have their information sessions on the same night and same time. I appreciate the DOE efforts on these G&T information sessions but it’s basically a regurgitation of the handbook so there’s really no need attend if you think you’re going to get additional questions answered beyond the handbook. Here’s a breakdown of the information session for parents hosted by the NYC Dept of Ed.:

nyc gifted and talented information sessions



Yet another blunder with the gifted and talented test results
May 11, 2013, 11:53 am
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Well folks, if you haven’t heard there’s yet another blunder with the gifted and talented test results this year. It seems that Pearson, the test publisher for both the NNAT test and the OLSAT test, made another huge mistake on almost 200 test scores for our talented tots in New York City. According to the DNA Info article,  the Dept. of Ed. is playing the blame game against Pearson for their inadequacies in scoring the test. It’s interesting how the DOE leaves out the fact they lost over 400 tests just few weeks ago but I guess it’s easier to deflect blame to Pearson since they are the ones making millions of dollars on the administration of these tests to our kids here in New York.

So, now we have even kids qualifying for a seat into the G&T program and the department of ed has extended the deadline for school applications to Tuesday, May 15.  I suppose it can’t get any worse than this but then again, I said that couple of weeks ago and look what happened.

Stay tuned for even more drama and make sure you sign-up for free practice questions on Testing Mom web site.



NYC dept of ed miscalculated thousands of test scores

Well, it looks like the NYC dept of ed miscalculated thousands of test scores for the recent gifted and talented exam given to the talented tots in New York City.  This is the third fiasco in the past seven days over the recent test. So, not sure where to begin but here are the highlights that we know so far:

  • Pearson, the publishers of the NNAT-2 test and OLSAT test are the vendor responsible for the G&T assessments. It seems that Pearson made a serious error in calculating students’ results.
  • Here’s the contact person at Pearson, if you feel the need to voice your concerns: Susan Aspey, Public Affairs, susan.aspey@pearson.com or 347-421-2473
  • Families will receive an updated score report and application by April 29, 2013 . The previous application deadline of April 19, 2013 is extended for all families until May 10, 2013.
  • If you already submitted your application you can update your gifted and talented school selection if you’d like but you don’t need to re-submit unless you are changing your choices.
  • The DOE has set up a gifted and talented hot-line if you have questions. Hopefully they’ll actually answer the phone. Here’s the phone number: 1-888-705-9417.
  • You can read all the FAQs and other tidbits on the Dept of Ed website.