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The G&T

Gifted and Talented Exam

The NYC Gifted & Talented test determines admissions to the city’s public enrichment programs. These programs vary in content but are designed to serve the educational needs of exceptional students. Current NYC residents entering kindergarten through 3rd grade are eligible to take the test. 

 

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OUR PROCESS:
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"Our HT tutor could not have been possibly better. We were a little uncertain what it would be like to have our Lisa tutored at such a young age, but the tutor Alice set us up with was caring and knowledgable. He knew how to make sure the sessions were fun and productive, and gave us all of the info we needed to get through the application process. Every kid and family could use this kind of help, not only for preparing for these crazy tests."

 

Lisa G.

G&T Prep  |  4 years old 

WE HELP YOU DECIDE

IS THE G&T FOR MY CHILD?

The first step along the G&T admissions path is deciding if an enrichment program is right for your child. We explain what the test is screening for, what it takes to succeed, and what schooling alternatives exist, guiding families toward selecting the ideal path to suit their specific goals.

 

WHEN TO START PREP

Ideally, students have 3-5 months of consistent prep leading up to the G&T test in January. Since many families of pre-K students applying to the G&T program also elect to have their child take the similar Hunter test in the fall, we often begin tutoring for pre-K students in the summer before their pre-K year. For 1st - 3rd grade applicants, the optimal amount of prep time will vary, but we recommend getting an early start.

 

HOW TO SEQUENCE THE PREP

The first goal is to help the student feel comfortable in a one-on-one setting. Once they’re familiar with experience of being prompted to answer questions and complete various tasks, we work to build sustainable listening, concentration, and expression skills. Sessions are scheduled to allow ample time for the student to master the test’s subject matter. All of these elements come together during periodic test simulations, which allow the tutor to gauge where a student is at and calibrate their ongoing lessons accordingly.

 

 

OUR APPROACH

CUSTOMIZED

Our tutors are prepared to shape the G&T prep process to fit each young student’s unique learning style and personality. Each program is highly personalized, and our 30+ years of experience have equipped us to lead young learners toward enthusiastically showcasing their best abilities on test day.

 

HOLISTIC

We approach test prep from a child-centric perspective, seeking to not only endow students with the skills required to succeed in school but also foster a genuine love of learning and impart a balanced perspective on academics. We make sure test prep fits comfortably into a child’s life, not the other way around.

 

EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING

As the prep process proceeds, our eyes remain fixed on maximizing a student’s performance. However, there are a variety of test-taking skills and perspectives which will follow students beyond the day of the test. Our esteemed EF program is interwoven into our test prep, ensuring that students gain lifelong skills on their way to achieving great results.

 

 

 

FACTS ABOUT THE G&T TEST

 

When and where can my child take the G&T test?

Families may register their children for the G&T test during the fall of their pre-K through second grade year. According the NYC Schools website, “When and where your child takes the G&T test depends on their current grade level and whether they attend a public school.” Students in grades K-2 take the test in school, during a regular weekday in January; pre-K, private, and charter school students take the test on a weekend date in January, and families will have the option to choose a test location and time when they sign up. 

 

What is the test like?

The G&T test is an amalgam of two standardized intelligence tests for young students, the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) and the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT). The G&T test primarily measures reasoning skills using several types of pictorial and verbal items. Children perform tasks such as completing patterns, sequencing, detecting likenesses and differences, defining words, following instructions, and recalling words and numbers. The test is not timed, but generally takes less than an hour to complete. Unlike the Hunter test, all questions are multiple choice, and exams are machine graded. Pre-K students are assessed one-on-one by a trained tester.

How is the G&T test scored?

The G&T test is scored on a scale of 1 to 99, with a student’s verbal and nonverbal results combined into a composite score. For district G&T programs, only score of 90 and above qualify, whereas for “citywide” programs, the threshold is 97 or higher. Please contact us for more detailed information.

How do I register?
Visit NYC School’s G&T testing portal
View/download our G&T one-sheet.

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