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February 28, 2017: Bronx and Brooklyn Borough Presidents Joint Taskforce Press Release
Borough Presidents Adams and Diaz to Host Gifted and Talented Task Force Hearings

April 8, 2016: Press Release
PACE Hosts 5th Annual NYC Citywide Schools Forum – “The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”

October 28, 2015: BronxNet Open Television:
Bronx Gifted and Talented Open House

October 23, 2015: DNA Info:
Education Group Calls for Citywide Gifted-and-Talented School in the Bronx

October 22, 2015: Insideschools.org
Parents Push for CItywide G&T in the Bronx

October 13, 2015 Wall Street Journal Article:
Young, Gifted and Facing a Gap

April 2, 2015 Media Alert:
PACE Hosts 4th Annual NYC Citywide Schools Forum –
“The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”

November 6, 2014 Bronx G&T Open House:
Bronx Gifted and Talented Open House Presentation

March 28, 2014 Media Alert:
PACE Hosts 3rd Annual NYC Citywide Schools Forum –
“The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”

April 16, 2013 Inside Schools:
“Parents petition for more citywide G&T seats”

March 18, 2013 Media Alert:
2013 PACE Hosts NYC Citywide Schools Forum –
“The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”

December 19, 2012 Media Alert:
Change in G&T Sibling Preference Policy Will Divide Families

April 12, 2012 Media Alert:
2012 PACE Hosts NYC Citywide Schools Forum –
“The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”

October 6, 2011 Media Alert:
2011 PACE Hosts NYC’s First Citywide Schools Forum –
“The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”


2 Comments

  1. Yen says:

    News Update: 2,037 more students qualify for citywide G&T 2013!

    Is it time to look into the normalized standard score?

    Should kids taking the NYC G&T assessments be graded relative to their same-aged peers in the national sample of students who took these tests?

    It seems this score is not a true reflection of 97 percentile in NYC! The absolute number of students who qualify for Citywide G&T (5,389) far exceeds the the 97 percentile of 36,012 NYC test takers and the 300 limited Citywide G&T seats. DOE should consider NYC G&T takers being graded relative to their same-aged peers in the NYC students who took the tests.

    Effective Balloting using Composite score should be considered for effective admission for Citywide G&T!

    2,564 students scored at 99 percentile (http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/9995DBC5-4ECE-4A51-8740-FF0F2DE20F78/0/NYCGiftedandTalentedFAQ_413.pdf) and will have to ballot to qualify for 300 limited seats.

    SAI (Student Ability Index, for the OLSAT-8) of 92 to 150 and NAI (Nonverbal Ability Index, for the NNAT-2) of 135 to 160 qualify students for 99 percentile individually (http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/6C5EDA7D-2F8E-49BE-B7C0-34F4F0B9EFB3/0/GiftedandTalentedScoreConversionTables_2007or2008.pdf). This wide range of scores does not provide a true reflection of the best students admitted into the Citywide program as they are balloted for the limited 300 seats. Even with DOE expanding the program, this will not be taken into account. A more accurate score needs to be derived to differentiate the top 99% from the bottom 99%.

    Composite score is a good measure and admission by composite score allows the best students to be admitted!

    However, in order not to exclude students because of a couple point difference in composite score, balloting within the top 500 (this number is only an example but reasonable since there is only 300 seats or a reasonable selection based on a percentage or statistic) composite scorers will allow admission by merit and the schools to get the best students!

    It will be great if PACE can start a petition or add on to their existing petition on these points if most parents agree!

  2. A child’s future should not depend on the lottery. If you agree with this statement, please support this petition. http://www.change.org/petitions/nyc-department-of-education-fair-admission-process-for-gifted-and-talented-program

    We have witnessed year after year parents’ frustrations over the gifted and talented (“G&T”) admission process. The number of qualified candidates has continued to grow while the number of available seats has failed to keep pace. New tests introduced this year have not changed this trend. In fact, after the recent announcement of scoring errors made by Pearson , the number of qualified candidates has surpassed last year’s and hit a new record. We are asking DOE to adopt composite score as the ranking system for G&T admission.

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