Tuesday, August 30, 2016

About the Anderson Entrance Exam

About the Anderson Entrance Exam
Students in Grades 5 and 6 take this test

The Anderson School is an academically selective public school oen  all students within the 5 boroughs of NYC. Anderson is a K-8 school; therefore, fifth graders currently enrolled in Anderson are guaranteed a seat in their sixth grade if they choose to continue at Anderson. However, Anderson expands their class size in sixth grade and has approximately 12 seats available in sixth grade for fall 2017.
Students must apply directly to the Anderson School using the school’s own application and applying to Anderson does not jeopardize a student’s chances of being made an offer from any other school. After the invited students take the onsite admissions test, the acceptance list and ranked wait list will be created using our Admissions Rubric (below). Admissions notifications will be emailed to families in May, at the same time as all other Department of Education middle school placement notifications.

You must register to take this test by December 1, 2016. In early January, detailed information about the onsite admissions test will be emailed to the parents of the 200 students who are invited to take the test and will also be posted on the Anderson page. The test is hard, written by Anderson teachers, and consists of a writing assignment (essay comparing 2 texts) and a math assessment of about twenty problems.

About Gifted and Talented Admissions Tests

About Gifted and Talented Admissions Tests
The NYC Department of Education uses two assessments to determine if a child is eligible to apply for a G&T program: nonverbal test items from the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (“NNAT”) and verbal test items from the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (“OLSAT”). Assessing children in both nonverbal and verbal domains provides a balanced look at each child’s intellectual abilities. Exams are administered by New York State certified, New York City teachers who are trained to administer both assessments. The nonverbal assessment is administered first, followed by the verbal assessment.
All items are presented in a multiple-choice format. The Nonverbal Assessment (NNAT) The nonverbal G&T assessment is designed to measure nonverbal reasoning skills and general problem solving ability without the use of language. Tasks such as completing patterns, sequencing, and connecting ideas are included because they have been shown to be a valid measure of problem-solving abilities, regardless of a student’s primary language, socioeconomic background, culture, or prior academic experience. Children will be tested on their ability to solve problems and to demonstrate an understanding of relationships.  There are four types of nonverbal test questions: Pattern Completion, Reasoning by Analogy, Serial Reasoning, and Spatial Visualization.
Kweller Prep offers after school ELA and MATH programs starting January of each year afterschool and on weekends. 

About Scholars Academy

About Scholars Academy:
 Gifted and Talented Middle and High School

Scholars Academy is a college preparatory school (grades 6-12) where students wear conservative uniforms. There are has 1300 middle and high school students. Students complete all their Regents requirements by 10th grade and move on to advanced placement classes. Scholars boasts a 100% 4-year college acceptance rate. The school address is 3-20 Beach 104th St, Rockaway Park, NY 11694.

About PS 122- Citywide Gifted and Talented Middle School

-        About P.S. 122
Citywide Gifted and Talented Middle School

P.S. 122, also known as the Academy for the Intellectually Gifted, is a district-wide Talented and Gifted program which aims to maximize the degree of academic acceleration while providing a diverse array of enrichment opportunities and an emphasis on the physical, social, and emotional well-being of the exceptional students. P.S. 122 provides a stimulating academic environment centered on students' interests. Academic content work incorporates many opportunities to engage in problem-based learning (PBL), interdisciplinary projects, and teacher as well as self/peer assessments. Additionally, students are well prepared for the academic requirements of New York City’s specialized high schools. Academic advancement opportunities include Regents classes in Earth Science and Integrated Algebra. Enrichment Classes include: Visual Art, Dance, Music (Instrumental and Vocal), Service Learning, Student Government and Civics Education.  Students will be selected based on ELA and Math Scores, attendance, lateness, and teacher comments regarding student work habits and behavior.


About Scholars Academy:
 Gifted and Talented Middle and High School

Scholars Academy is a college preparatory school (grades 6-12) where students wear conservative uniforms. There are has 1300 middle and high school students. Students complete all their Regents requirements by 10th grade and move on to advanced placement classes. Scholars boasts a 100% 4-year college acceptance rate. The school address is 3-20 Beach 104th St, Rockaway Park, NY 11694.


About Johns Hopkins CTY

About the Johns Hopkins CTY “SCAT”
Students in Grades 5 and 6 Take This Test

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is a gifted and Talented  supplemental education program for school-age children, founded in 1979 by Dr. Julian Stanley at Johns Hopkins University. It was initially a research study of the rate at which gifted children can learn new material.

CTY is the first program of its kind to identify academically talented youths and provide advanced learning opportunities.

CTY offers famous fast-paced Summer Programs, which are held on many university campuses throughout the United States and serve over 9,000 students each year. CTY is an accredited school for grades 5 to 12 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

From October to February of each year, CTY's Talent Search recruits highly-able elementary and middle school students (who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on in-grade standardized tests) to qualify for CTY's academic programs. Applicants then take a standardized test that is above their grade level, beyond the ability of most children their age.

Students in the 5th and 6th grades take the SCAT at the Intermediate and Secondary levels, respectively.

Complete the CTY Talent Search application at: http://cty.jhu.edu

Register for the SCAT exam at: www.prometric.com

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Gifted and talented admissions application

http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/255DA3F4-F3F3-4B82-8C67-72E3C6E7CDF7/0/2016GTHandbookforStudentsBornin2008.pdf