How Is the NYC Gifted and Talented Test Scored?
The two equally weighted sections on the NYC Gifted and Talented Test are taken from the OLSAT® (Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test®, Eighth Edition) and NNAT®-2 (Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test, Second Edition), both of which are scored based on your child’s age (not grade level) and each student’s percentile rank when compared against other kids in the same age range going through gifted testing this year. Hunter College Elementary applicants must schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Hunter-approved psychologist to take the c and meet the minimum required score for Round 1 before being invited to complete Round 2 of eligibility testing.
Admissions Standards for NYC G&T Programs
- Eligibility Score Requirements for District Gifted & Talented Programs — Students must score at least in the top 90th percentile on the NYC Gifted Test to be eligible for these gifted and talented programs. If your child scores above the 90th percentile but below the 97th percentile, he or she can still apply to a district program, but is ineligible for all citywide G&T programs.
- Eligibility Score Requirements for District Gifted & Talented Programs Citywide Gifted & Talented Programs — Students must score in the 97th percentile (or higher) on the NYC Gifted Test to be eligible. If your child scores at the 97th percentile or higher and already has a sibling enrolled in a citywide gifted program, he or she may be admitted; a 99th percentile score is otherwise required to gain admission due to the limited number of seats available.
- Eligibility Score Requirements for Hunter College Elementary — If your child scores a minimum of 147 on the Stanford-Binet® V during Round 1 of admissions testing, he or she will be invited back to participate in Round 2. Each applicant’s score is compared against a normed group of children tested within the same two-month age band, not by grade level.
Important: Only 25 boys and 25 girls are accepted into Hunter College Elementary each year, and proof of Manhattan residency must be submitted along with your application. The school also generates a waiting list of 12 boys and 12 girls from the Round 2 group finalists.
Detailed score reports for the NYC Gifted and Talented Test are typically mailed out two months after testing occurs, and parents can review their child’s overall score as well as performance for each subtest section.
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