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New York City parents this week and next are making the pilgrimage

New York City parents this week and next are making the pilgrimage

posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - June 4th, 2013

New York City parents this week and next are making the pilgrimage to the NYC department of education on Chambers Street in Manhattan to review their child’s gifted and talented tests results. When reviewing your child’s NNAT-2 test and OLSAT test here are a few tips to make sure you utilize every moment while reviewing the test.

  • You must make a reservation to see your child’s NNAT (Naglieri Non-verbal Abilities Test) and OLSAT (Otis-Lennon School Abilities test). The DOE has a link on their site after the test results are sent to parents – usually in May.
  • You have approximately 2 weeks to register to see your child’s test and you will receive a confirmation of the date and time you have to look at your child’s NYC gifted and talented exam.
  • Arrive to the Dept. of Ed. 10-15 minutes earlier to get through security and to have your ID checked.  Remember to bring your ID!
  • You will then be called to sit with a DOE representative to review your child’s test. You have a short window of time (approximately 20 minutes) to review your child’s test.
  • Prior to arriving to the department of ed. make sure you write out any concerns about the test results you may have prior to showing up at the New York City department of education.
  • You CANNOT: touch the test, take any notes or take photos with your iPhone while you review the test. The DOE representative will turn the pages for you and will report any unruly parents immediately to security to have those parents escorted out immediately.
  • When reviewing the test make sure the name and student ID on the test you are reviewing matches your child’s name and student ID number.
  • When reviewing the test make sure there are no blank pages that might have been stuck together when the test was given. We’ve heard that happening on a few occasions.
  • Make sure the total number of incorrect answers on the test and the score report you received match up to what was actually missed on the test. Make sure all the #’s add up.
  • If you have concerns after reviewing your child’s test communicate your concerns to the DOE representative and how to officially report your concerns. The process will be explained to you depending on the potential issue you discovered.

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