Gifted & Talented Admissions for the 2014-2015 School Year
The DOE has made available the G&T Application Handbooks for the 2014-2015 school year on its website.
The deadline to submit your Request for Testing (RFT) form is November 8, 2013. You can access the form here.
For key dates related to the G&T admissions process and the upcoming G&T information sessions, see the Calendar and Events page.
The handbook provides a more detailed explanation of how the G&T test scores are calculated. Unlike last year, the DOE will be using a 50/50 split for the nonverbal assessment (NNAT) and the verbal assessment (OLSAT) to derive the overall G&T percentile rank.
The sibling priority will remain the same this year, which means:
Applicant will be granted sibling priority only if the sibling is pre-registered or enolled in the school for kindergarten through 5th grade.
Siblings scoring in 97th percentile or higher will be placed first and ranked by percentiles for Citywide programs. For district-wide programs, siblings scoring 90th percentile or higher will be placed first.
After eligible sibling applicants have been placed, applicants without a sibling will then be placed in the order of their percentile rank.