Welcome to Gifted & Talented (G&T) Admissions!
Families who submitted the Request for Testing (RFT) form by the November 13 deadline should have received their test date confirmation in December. If you submitted the RFT by the deadline and did not receive your test date confirmation, you can email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-935-2009.Your child tests in January—prepare with them by reviewing the practice test in the 2018 Gifted & Talented Handbook. Families who have a student entering kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year should also know about Kindergarten Admissions and those school options.
If you just moved to New York City and are not yet enrolled in a school for the 2017-2018 school year, learn how to enroll on the New Students page.
Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way that New York City supports the educational needs of exceptional students. Students entering kindergarten through third grade can participate in G&T Admissions by taking the G&T Test.
G&T resources are available in English and translation:
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Use the tools below to explore G&T programs and learn about the admissions process:
NYC Gifted & Talented HandbookLearn about G&T Admissions, the G&T Test, and G&T programs.Email UpdatesGet reminders about deadlines and useful information about admissions.You can also learn more about G&T programs at open houses throughout the school year.
There are two types of Gifted & Talented programs:
The deadline to submit the Request for Testing (RFT) was November 13. If you missed the deadline and your child will be in grades pre-K-2 during the 2018-2019 school year, you can sign up to take the test for the 2019-2020 school year in fall 2018.Testing for the 2018-2019 school year will take place in January. You should have received your test date confirmation letter in December. If you submitted the RFT form by the deadline and did not receive your test date confirmation, you can email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-935-2009.
Use the practice test in the back of the NYC Gifted & Talented Handbook to prepare for the test—learn the types of questions your child may see on the test and help prepare them for the test-taking experience. You can also find out about testing in languages other than English in the Handbook.
Contact the Office of Assessment if you have questions about testing accommodations or appeals.
Elementary schools across the city were invited to participate in a pilot initiative to increase diversity within their schools for students applying this year to attend for the 2018-2019 school year. This year, the following G&T programs will have Diversity in Admissions priorities for incoming kindergarteners. Offers will still be made using standard G&T admissions priorities. The programs participating in the pilot initiative are:
• The District 1 Diversity in Admissions pilot gives a priority to Students in Temporary Housing (STH), to English Language Learners (ELL), and to students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 67% of offers at every District 1 elementary school for kindergarten. Students who do not fall into any of these groups will get a priority for the remaining 33% of offers. The following District 1 G&T programs will be impacted by this admissions policy:
o P.S. 15 Roberto Clemente (01M015)
o P.S. 110 Florence Nightingale (01M110)
• Lower Lab School (02M077): Students who qualify for FRL will have priority for 12% of kindergarten seats.
• Brooklyn School of Inquiry (20K686): Students who qualify for FRL will have priority for 40% of kindergarten seats.
New York City public school students (non-charter) currently in grades K-2 will take the test during the regular school day in January 2018. Your child’s current school will notify you about the testing date at least two school days before testing occurs.Current pre-K students and non-public school children living in New York City will take the test on a weekend date in January 2018.
Students who take the test in January 2018 will receive their score reports in late March.
Students in Temporary Housing or those with families facing extreme hardship may have needs that require special consideration in order to take the test, such as changing a test date. If this applies to your family, contact the Office of Assessment at 212-374-6646 or ServiceCenter@schools.nyc.gov.
If your child is a current K–2 public school student and is sick on their testing date, the school will reschedule the test for another day within the testing window. Your child may be tested on the day they return to school without additional notification. Absent students who return to school after the testing window will not be tested.If your child is a current pre-K, charter, or non-public school student and is sick on their testing date, the testing site will work with you to reschedule for a different weekend as appointments become available. Email the testing site using the email address provided on your appointment letter to reschedule. If you do not have access to email, call the Office of Assessment at 212-374-6646 on the Monday after the scheduled exam and provide the name of the school where your child was scheduled to take the exam. The testing site coordinator will contact you to find a new exam date as soon as possible.
New York City residents who leave the public school system after submitting the RFT should contact the Office of Assessment at 212-374-6646 or ServiceCenter@schools.nyc.gov to schedule testing.If your child is a public school student in grades K–2 at the time of RFT submission and transfers to a different public school before testing, contact your child’s new school for more information.
Find your zoned elementary school and other schools in your district or borough.
Learn about key dates and events this school year.
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If you have questions about Gifted & Talented Admissions, please call (718) 935-2009 or email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.