Here’s what we know so far about the scores on the G&T test in NYC for 2013-2104. Scores did go down in general because the NYC DOE added more weight to the OLSAT verbal test, which puts kids who speak multiple languages at a disadvantage. We are currently surveying www.Testingmom.com members and results so far tell us that our members did significantly better than students who didn’t use our preparation materials. After more responses come in, details will follow. Note: click on the images and they’ll get bigger.
TestingMom.com is holding a tele seminar tomorrow night, Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9 p.m. EST to talk about NYC results and next steps for parents whose kids qualified for G&T and parents whose kids did not qualify for G&T. Feel free to enroll by CLICKING HERE.
If you are waiting for your child’s G&T testing results and you live in NYC, you will not have to wait much longer. According to the DOE Website, score reports are due out in April and applications to schools are due April 19. We have heard that gifted and talented school principals were told that tours should begin April 9. So, test results should be out any day now.
We’ve talked to many parents whose children made it through the second round of Hunter and they report that their kids are set for next years. Other parents accepted private school spots for the 2013-2014 school year, but are still waiting to see if their child scored high enough to earn a spot at a citywide or district G&T program. They will be considering whether it is worth giving up the deposit they made for a private school spot for a place in a “free” G&T program. That is always a difficult decision for parents to make. The NYC private schools are fantastic (albeit expensive), while a “free” education at some of the city’s best gifted public programs is tough to say “no” to.
Good luck to everyone whose children will be getting test results in the next few days. Be sure we have your name and email address at www.TestingMom.com, as we will be holding tele-seminars to answer parents questions as they navigate the world of NYC G&T admissions.