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  1. #381
    Quote Originally Posted by dwtnmama View Post
    for most kids who did well on the g&t test, either a good gen ed zoned or g&t at 124 (or any district g&t program) would prob be fine/equivalent in terms of classroom learning content-- commute and ease of logistics would be something to seriously consider for a younger child. for those on the profoundly gifted end of the spectrum, probably neither would be satisfactory-- especially in the later grades-- but that says more about DOE than about this specific school. 124's g&t curriculum allows for enrichment and depending on the teacher, some differentiation (it's not about acceleration) but that's standard at district-level g&t programs. the quality of the work is high especially if you take into account there are lots of kids whose first exposure to english is in kindergarten (almost all the kids are chinese or east asian, so limited racial/ethnic diversity). the pta is not well-resourced though which affects teacher/student ratio and the afterschool offerings are very limited. on the other hand, at 124 you really have exposure to people from lots of different class backgrounds (some of the parents are asian american professionals who are 2nd/3rd generation and others are working-class, new immigrant, etc-- and class/income diversity is rare in nyc public schools these days, it seems. they use fundations phonics program in the earliest grades, follow teachers college's writing and reading curriculum, and for math they have terc investigations. the current kindergarten g&t teacher is fantastic. i hope that's helpful! good luck with your decision

    That was very helpful. Thanks so much for the information. Very much appreciated.

  2. #382
    Hi all, does anyone know how the questions difficulty is different between testing for Kindergarten and 1st grade?

  3. #383
    Quote Originally Posted by SOSMom View Post
    Hi all, does anyone know how the questions difficulty is different between testing for Kindergarten and 1st grade?
    same test, different curve.

  4. #384
    Quote Originally Posted by InwoodParent View Post
    same test, different curve.
    What does that mean?

  5. #385
    The test is the same, but it is curved differently for 1st graders. You need to get a lot more answers right in order to get the same percentile.

  6. #386
    Quote Originally Posted by InwoodParent View Post
    The test is the same, but it is curved differently for 1st graders. You need to get a lot more answers right in order to get the same percentile.
    Thank you!

  7. #387
    Do kids taking a test for the 1 st grade entry need to bubble in their answers? Will a check mark or a cross be sufficient? Anyone knows here?

  8. #388
    They have to fill the bubble in completely.

    Since you seem to have a lot of questions and this thread is about results for the G&T test in 2017-18, maybe you could start another thread for your questions? More people will see your questions and the answers that way.

  9. #389
    Quote Originally Posted by InwoodParent View Post
    They have to fill the bubble in completely.

    Since you seem to have a lot of questions and this thread is about results for the G&T test in 2017-18, maybe you could start another thread for your questions? More people will see your questions and the answers that way.
    Thank you! Will do

  10. #390
    If anyone is still following this who has waitlist anxiety, I saw Kindergarteners registering at NEST this morning, presumably off the waitlist. So it is moving.

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