NYC Gifted and Talented Third Grade Information
Second grader taking the gifted and talented test
Second graders are the oldest group of elementary school students who’s entry to the NYC gifted and talented programs the following year are still based on testing, and like every other grade, the tests used are the OLSAT (level C) and NNAT2. Just because these are tests, does not mean they are testing subjects commonly taught in school – in fact, if your child hasn’t prepped for the test, unfamiliarity and confusion could result in poor test results, even if your child is exceptionally smart. The tests will evaluate your child’s verbal and nonverbal cognitive development. The NYC Gifted and Talented third grade program has the fewest seats available, so preparation is of paramount importance for this exam.
Sample OLSAT Question for NYC Gifted and Talented Third Grade:
(Answer: Second from left)
Sample NNAT Question for NYC Gifted and Talented Third Grade:
(Answer: B, we need one yellow shape, and since there’s already and oval, it’s B)
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