Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented

G&T Testing

Deadline forG&T Request for Testing (RFT) was November 12.

 

 

Notification of Test Dates For Current K-2 Public School Students.

Parents of students who are currently enrolled in grades K-2 in a New York City public school will receive notification from their child’s school concerning the exact testing date. Parents will be notified by their child’s current school of the testing date at least two school days before testing occurs. Each elementary school determines their own testing schedule within the testing window listed above. Testing will take place at the school, during the regular school day.

For Pre-K Families and Non-Public School Students

All testing for pre-k and non-public school students will take place on weekends at designated school sites. Families of children in pre-k and non-public schools will be informed of the scheduled testing site, date, and time If your child is testing on the weekend and you submitted your RFT form online, you can log into your account to download your test appointment letter.

  • If you submit the RFT form online, you will receive notification via email and by mail.
  • If you submit the RFT form in person, you will receive notification by mail only.

If you do not receive notification of your child’s exam date by mid-December, please contact the Office of Assessment at 212-374-6646 or ServiceCenter@schools.nyc.gov.

    G & T Overview

    Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way the NYC Department of Education supports the needs of exceptional students. G&T programs aim to deliver accelerated, rigorous, and specialized instruction, aligned to Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). New York City students who are entering kindergarten through 3rd grade are eligible to participate in G&T Admissions. Children must pass an assessment to be eligible to apply to G&T programs.

    Please use the steps below to guide you through the process:
    1. Apply for testing by completing a Request For Testing (RFT) form.
    2. Take the test on the test date that you are given.
    3. Receive notice of eligibility in April
    4. Apply to G&T programs, if eligible
    There are two types of G&T programs:
    1. District G&T programs are in district elementary schools. They begin in kindergarten and end in the school's terminal grade.
    2. There are also Citywide programs that equally students from all boroughs without district-based priority.
    There are two types of G&T programs:
    1. District G&T programs are in district elementary schools. They begin in kindergarten and end in the school's terminal grade.
    2. . There are also Citywide programs that equally students from all boroughs without district-based priority
    Learn more about G&T Programs in New York City public schools
    • Read the G&T handbooks for details about the testing and application processes:
    • Access other resources for families about the G&T process.