The Office of Student Enrollment welcomes you to Gifted & Talented Admissions!
Score reports are now available for students who took the G&T exam. Your score report is mailed to your address—we also email it if you submitted your request for testing (RFT) online. Learn more about scoring here.
If you are eligible to apply for G&T placement based on your score report, you will also receive an application listing your G&T program options. Applications are due by May 4, 2016.
Eligible students can apply one of two ways:
Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way that 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).
Students entering kindergarten through third grade are eligible to participate in G&T admissions. Children must pass an assessment to be eligible to apply to G&T programs.
Use the resources below to learn about program options and the admissions process:
G&T resources are also available in translation:
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Applicants’ scores on the G&T assessments are considered among the eligibility requirements. Students who obtain an overall G&T score of 97 or above are eligible for placement in both citywide and district G&T programs. Students who obtain an overall G&T score of 90 or above are eligible for placement in G&T district programs but not citywide programs. Please refer to the G&T Program Handbook for the complete eligibility requirements and a list of G&T programs.
Eligible students will get an application that lists all available programs in early April, along with their score report. You can apply online or in person at a Family Welcome Center by the May 4 deadline.
No, appeals are not considered once scores are released.
There is a comprehensive quality assurance process before the scores are released in which three independent entities confirm accuracy of the results.
Families may contact the Office of Assessment at 212-374-6646 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about assessments.
Click here to request an appointment to view your child’s Gifted & Talented test. This opportunity allows you to see the answers that your child selected during the test administration. It is not an appeals process.
You may also make a request a test view appointment in writing by sending a certified letter postmarked no later than April 22, 2016 to:
The Division of Teaching and Learning Office of Assessment 52 Chambers StreetNew York, NY 10007
The written request must include:
Once your request is received, you will receive confirmation of receipt and communication about scheduling your appointment. If you make the request online, you will receive all communications to the email address you provide. If you mail the request you will be notified by regular mail, or email if you provide an email address.
Please note the following about the G&T test view appointment:
If your student is eligible for the G&T Program based on his or her score report, you can update your address when you submit an application.
A child’s date of birth determines grade placement for students born in 2009 and 2010. Students born in 2010 are eligible for kindergarten placement only. Students born in 2009 are eligible for 1st grade placement only. Students applying for placement in 2nd and 3rd grade will be placed based on current grade level, regardless of year of birth.
Once a child is enrolled in the program, the family may engage the school principal to discuss whether a different grade level placement would be beneficial for the student. If the principal agrees, moving the child to a different placement requires the district superintendent's approval.
Find your zoned elementary school and other schools in your district or borough.
Learn about key dates and events this school year.
Sign up to receive email updates about G&T Admissions.
Find many of our translated resources on these pages:
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If you have questions about Gifted & Talented Admissions, please call (718) 935-2009 or email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.