G&T FAQ

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Get ready for Gifted & Talented Admissions this fall! The first step in the admissions process is to sign your child up for the test in mid-October. Families can prepare by taking these next steps:

  • Mark your calendar: Next week, we will send an email about what date you can start to sign your child up to test for Gifted & Talented programs and how to do to it.
  • Read the 2017 Gifted & Talented Handbook: Until it’s time to sign up for the test, use the Handbook to learn about the admissions process, get to know the G&T program types, and see the admissions timeline.

Printed handbooks for students born in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 are now being sent to pre-K sites, elementary schools, and Family Welcome Centers.

Visit Gifted & Talented Admissions or call 718-935-2009 with questions.

Know other families who have children that are eligible to particiapte in G&T Admissions? Forward this email on!

Sincerely, 

The G&T Admissions Team

Know the G&T Program Types

There are two types of Gifted & Talented programs. Admission to these programs is based on your child’s test score:

  • District G&T programs are offered at district elementary schools. They prioritize admitting students who live in the local communities served by the school. You are only eligible to apply to these programs if you score a 90 or above.
  • Citywide G&T schools accept students from all boroughs. There is no admission priority given based on where you live. You are only eligible to apply to these programs if you score a 97 or above.

Learn more about admissions to these program types and scoring in the Gifted & Talented Handbook.

 

G&T News

Welcome to Gifted & Talented Admissions!

All students who will be entering kindergarten through third grade for the 2017-2018 school year can participate in G&T Admissions. Get ready by taking these next steps:

  • Read the 2017 Gifted & Talented Handbook: See the admissions timeline, learn how G&T Admissions works, and get to know the types of G&T programs.
  • Mark your calendar: In mid-October, sign up to test for G&T Admissions by submitting a Request for Testing (RFT) form.

Families who have a student entering kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year should also know about Kindergarten Admissions and those school options.


If seats become available in G&T programs for the 2016-2017 school year, schools will continue to make offers through mid-October to students already on their waitlists.

If you just moved to New York City and are not yet enrolled at a school for the 2016-2017 school year, learn how to enroll on the New Students page.

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G&T FAQs

  • When will my child be tested?

    New York City public school students (non-charter) currently in grades K-2 will be tested during the normal school day from January 4-20, 2017. Parents will be notified by their child’s current school of 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 be tested on the weekend between January 7-29, 2017  at designated school sites. These families will receive confirmation of their test appointment by mid-December 2016 by mail and email (if they submitted the RFT online).

  • Can my child be tested in a language other than English?

    Assessments in other languages are offered to public school students in grades K–2 who have been identified as English Language Learners (ELLs). All pre-K and non-public school students are eligible to take the tests in other languages. Parents of students who request alternate language assessment must indicate the requested language on the Request for Testing (RFT) form. The G&T assessments are available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

  • If my child requires testing accommodations, what should I do?

    Parents of students requiring accommodations must indicate the need for accommodations on the RFT. If a student with an IEP or 504 Plan requires other accommodations not listed, families must contact the Office of Assessment at 212-374-6646 or ServiceCenter@schools.nyc.gov.

  • When will I receive my child’s score report?

    Score reports will be sent to all families who are tested in early April 2017.

  • What should I do if my address changes before score reports are released?

    If your child is eligible based on their overall G&T score you will have an opportunity to update your address when you submit an application in April.

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We will not be holding an Open House until the spring after the qualifying letters have been mailed and the testing process is completed.

 

registration for the OPEN HOUSE will be available in the Spring on our website www.ps77lowerlab.org Please do not call the Main Office inquiring about Tours.

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Gifted & Talented Information Sessions

 

Request for Testing
Submit a Request for Testing (RFT) form to have your child tested for a G&T program. Starting from this Wednesday, October 7 to Monday, November 9, you can submit the RFT form online or in person; to learn how to submit in person, please review the G&T Handbook. Whether you submit the RFT form online or in person, be sure to get a receipt!Information Sessions
Learn how to apply for a K-3 G&T placement at one of our information sessions. For a complete information session schedule, visit our G&T Events page.G&T Handbooks
Application guidelines and practice tests are available in the 2016 New York City Gifted & Talented Handbooks. Handbooks for Students Born in 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008 are available online and in translation:العربية | বাংলা | 中文 | Français | Kreyòl Ayisyen | 한국어 | Русский | Español | اردوPrint English and translated handbooks are available for families at pre-kindergarten programs, elementary schools, and Family Welcome Centers.The Gifted & Talented Admissions Team

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The Gifted & Talented Admissions Team

Lower Lab will be offering a “Gifted and Talented PS77 OPEN HOUSE” for all qualifying families on in the spring 2016 . Families please check back once the testing process is completed and you have a qualifying score.  (A “qualifying score” on the G&T test is between a 90 and 99 percentile. ) Once families have been notified of their child’s qualifying score they will be eligible to sign up for a Lower Lab Open House Tour.

Our Tour Process for 2015-2016 school year is complete.

Upper Grades info for this year’s admissions please see attached documentation –   GT 45 FAQs_FINAL

The deadline for G&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.

 

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:

Request for Testing
Beginning Wednesday, October 8, 2014 you can submit a Request for Testing (RFT) form to have your child tested for a G&T program. The deadline to submit a RFT form is Friday, November 7, 2014. We encourage families to submit the form online. If you prefer to use a paper form, please review the Handbook for instructions. Whether you submit online or in person, be sure to get a receipt!

Information Sessions
Information sessions about G&T admissions for kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade will be held throughout New York City this October. Review the complete information session schedule below to find a session in your borough.
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Gifted & Talented Handbooks
Application guidelines and practice tests are available in the Gifted & Talented Handbooks. Handbooks are available at Enrollment Offices and public elementary schools.For updates throughout the admissions process, visit the G&T Admissions website.We look forward to working with you!
Gifted & Talented Admissions Team

Welcome to Gifted & Talented (G&T) admissions 2015-16 School Year

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.

To learn more about G&T Programs in New York City public schools:

• Read the G&T handbook for details about the testing and application processes.
• Review answers to frequently asked questions about G&T assessment.
• Access other resources for families about the G&T process.

Gifted & Talented Resources

Program Handbooks

For students entering grades K-3 in September 2014

Other Resources

Data & Statistics

News and Updates

  • Gifted & talented testing for the 2015-2016 school year will be announced shortly.
  • Score reports and applications will be sent to eligible students in early April.
  • Current pre-k and kindergarten students who moved to New York City after the RFT deadline will be able to request summer testing in June.
  • More information on gifted and talented events coming soon.
  • Please visit our calendar and check below to learn about key dates and events this school year.

EVENT DATE

  • Current K-2 public school students’ G&T assessments administered at school sites January 6 – February 5, 2014
  • Current public school pre-k students and all non-public school students’ G&T assessments administered at selected sites January 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2014
  • Score reports and applications sent to eligible students Early April 2014
  • Application Deadline April 21, 2014
  • Decision letter mailed to families Week of May 26, 2014
  • Deadline for families to pre-register for placement offers Week of June 9, 2014

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). Children who are New York City residents in pre-kindergarten (pre-k) through 2nd grade are eligible to participate in G&T Admissions.

Children must meet eligibility requirements to have the opportunity to apply to G&T programs. To have your child tested, you must complete a Request for Testing (RFT) form in the fall. Your child will then receive a test date.

If you submit an RFT form and your child takes the G&T test, you will receive notification of eligibility in April. Children who meet the eligibility criteria will have the opportunity to apply to G&T programs. There are two types of programs.

District G&T programs are in district elementary schools. They begin in kindergarten and end in the school’s terminal grade.
There are five Citywide programs that accept students from all boroughs.
To learn more about G&T Admissions in New York City public schools:

Read the G&T handbook for details about the testing and application processes.
Review answers to frequently asked questions about G&T assessment.
Explore other G&T opportunities, including those for middle and high school students.

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Children must meet eligibility requirements to apply to G&T programs. To have your child tested, you must complete a Request for Testing (RFT) form in the fall. Your child will then receive a test date.

If you submit an RFT form and your child takes the G&T test, you will receive notification of eligibility in April. Children who meet the eligibility criteria will have the opportunity to apply to G&T programs. There are two types of programs.

District G&T programs are in district elementary schools. They begin in kindergarten and end in the school’s terminal grade.
There are five Citywide programs that accept students from all boroughs.
To learn more about G&T Admissions in New York City public schools:

Read the G&T handbook for details about the testing and application processes.
Review answers to frequently asked questions about G&T assessment.
Explore other G&T opportunities, including those for middle and high school students.

Testing

Families of students in pre-k through second grade interested in taking the G&T assessment must submit a Request for Testing (RFT) form online or at a borough enrollment office byNovember 8. Families are encouraged to submit the form online. If they prefer to use a paper form, they should review the Handbook for instructions. Whether parents apply online or in person, they should be sure to get a receipt!

Gifted & Talented Handbooks

Application guidelines and practice tests are available in the Gifted and Talented Handbooks. Handbooks will also be available at Enrollment Offices and public elementary schools in mid-October.

For more information, visit the G&T website, which will be continually updated with information and resources, including FAQs, timelines, and announcements.

For General Education Kindergarten options not at Lower Lab:

Beginning January 13th, you can submit your child’s 2014-2015 kindergarten application in one of three ways: online, over the phone by calling 718-935-2400, or in person at anEnrollment Office. Admission is not first-come, first-served. All applications received by the February 14th deadline will be treated the same. Over the next few weeks, we encourage you to prepare for Kindergarten Admissions in the following ways:

You can also pick up Elementary School Directories from your child’s local elementary school or by visiting an Enrollment Office.
2. Attend an Information Session

Join us at a Kindergarten Admissions information session in your borough. Attending an information session is a great way to learn more about Kindergarten Admissions directly from the team that runs the process at the Department of Education.

3. Ask for Help
Need additional guidance? Contact ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov or call (718) 935-2009. Many questions you have may also be answered by viewing this informational videoor visiting the Kindergarten Admissions website.

We’re excited for the launch of the application period and wish you well as you prepare!

Elementary School Admissions Team

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Open House dates for Lower Lab

Please DO NOT call the mail office as tour registration/sign up will only be available on-line once children qualify in the spring.

Gifted & Talented Information Handbooks

Gifted & Talented Handbooks with practice tests and program guidelines are now available on DOE WEBSITE Handbooks will be available at ENROLLMENT OFFICES and public elementary schools starting late next week.Request for Testing for Lower Lab siblings only. If you are already enrolled in Lower Lab there is no need to test again.
If you would like to have your child tested for a G&T program, you must submit a Request for Testing form (RFT) by November 9, 2012. We encourage families to submit forms online For instructions on submitting a paper application, please review the HANDBOOKS. Whether submitting online or in person, be sure to get a receipt!

Questions?

For more information about G&T admissions, visit NYCDOE G&T Page or call (718) 935-2009.
OSEPO
333 Seventh Avenue
917-339-1755
Office of Gifted and Talented Instruction
52 Chambers Street , Rm. 208
New York , NY 10007
Tel.: 212-374-5165
or
212-374-5972
Fax: 212-374-5901

Please note:

The birthday cut-off date for the Lab School is December 31 for all grades. That is, children entering Kindergarten in September of 2010 must have a 2005 Birthday.