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theschoolboards
04-25-2011, 08:13 AM
From NY Gifted Education Examiner (http://www.examiner.com/gifted-education-in-new-york/getting-ready-for-the-nyc-2012-yes-2012-kindergarten-admissions-season?CID=examiner_alerts_article) by Alina Adams:
In between writing this column since Summer 2009 and having gotten two sons into Kindergarten in New York City, people are always asking me for advice regarding their own educational journey. And then they say, "You should really write a book."

I am not going to write a book (yet).

After much, much, MUCH consideration, I've decided the most instructive course of action will be to let anyone who might be interested follow along on my own personal, Kindergarten 2012 journey.

Here are where things stand now: My daughter recently turned four years old. Because she is already four, she was qualified to take the ERB, the test all NYC private schools require for admission.

We received her results last week. While her overall score classified her as gifted, my daughter ended up with both higher highs (she literally hit the ceiling on one subtest) and lower lows. I.e. the dreaded "scatter," which some think might indicate future learning problems down the line - and some think isn't at all relevant, especially on a test taken by a four year old.

read more>> (http://www.examiner.com/gifted-education-in-new-york/getting-ready-for-the-nyc-2012-yes-2012-kindergarten-admissions-season?CID=examiner_alerts_article)

Alina Adams
04-28-2011, 09:53 AM
Hello, Everyone!

Will, here at the school boards, let me know that he posted an excerpt of my article (above) and suggested that I stop by to say hello. As stated above, I intend - for better or for worse, I guess I'll find out down the line - to chronicle my experience with applying my daughter to NYC Kindergarten for, hopefully, the future aid of others.

My most recent entry can be found here: http://www.examiner.com/gifted-education-in-new-york/sibling-policies-new-york-city-public-and-private-schools-admissions-2012

I look forward to getting to know everyone!

Alina