The NYC Gifted & Talented (G&T) test is coming up and is anticipated to be harder than ever. For your child to excel at the exam, it is highly suggested that he or she be enrolled in a NYC Gifted & Talented Test prep course to prepare.
For the 2012-2013 testing season, the NYC Department of Education announced that it will keep the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) and replace the Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BRSA) with the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT2). The NNAT2 test is complex and consists of 4 different types of non-verbal skills such as pattern completions, analogical reasoning as well as serial reasoning and spatial visualization. The NNAT2 is very similar to the Stanford-Binet test used for the Hunter Elementary School admission and the WPPSI test used for admission to NYC private schools.The NYC Department of Education made this change because the NNAT2 is a nonverbal test that is a better measure of raw intelligence and can be more fairly administered to the diverse population of New York City schoolchildren. Due to the higher level of difficulty presented in the new test, fewer children are expected to qualify for seats in G&T programs for the 2013-2014 academic year. With the new G&T Test quickly approaching in January 2013, FasTracKids is offering a special course for Pre-K and Kindergarten students who are eligible to take the test beginning in mid-September. Our G&T Test Prep Course will consist of 14 sessions, 2 of which will be testing sessions. The initial assessment will help us to pinpoint each child's strengths and to more effectively address any weaknesses. There will be 12 class sessions each lasting 1.5 hours with a maximum student to teacher ratio of 5:1. Priority registration for this special course is underway at FasTracKids.