Q. What is the “gifted and talented” program?
A. NYC Department of Education Gifted and Talented programs provide challenging instruction to children with exceptional academic capacity. In G&T programs, students are grouped together in a class with similar students and receive appropriate instruction in all content areas.
Q. How is it different from a “regular” class?
A. The DOE’s recommendation is for teachers assigned to G&T programs to differentiate instruction, provide appropriate enrichment opportunities, compact the curriculum, and accelerate the content.
Q. How is the test structured?
A. There are two assessment exams that compose the G&T admissions test: NNAT and OLSAT. The total test is partitioned into “nonverbal” and “verbal” sections, which are also composed of sub-clusters.
Q. What score will qualify my child?
A. Your child must score at the 90th percentile or above for District G&T Programs and at the 97th percentile or above for the Citywide G&T schools.
Q. How is the score calculated?
A. The scores of the assessments will be combined to generate a percentile rank. Scores will be calculated based on the weight of each assessment and the student’s age. The verbal score will be weighted approximately 1/3 and the nonverbal score will be weighted approximately 2/3.
2017 spring – Fall
Weekdays: K-2nd G
- Time: 3:50-5:50pm
- Monday: Creative Math (Problem Solving)
- Tuesday: English Language Arts/GT Prep
- Wednesday: Reading Comprehension
- Thursday: General Math/GT Prep
- Friday: Writing (Grammar, structure, thesis building)
2017 summer: 7/10 – 8/24 (7 weeks)
- Mon.– Thurs., 9:00AM – 1:45 PM (20 minute lunch period)
- Prepares students to be more confident for following grade levels
- Fosters deeper understanding of concepts for continuous growth
- “Creative Math” Problem Solving
- Reading and Writing
- Vocabulary and Grammar