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    Question Test prep recommendations for NEST+m middle school entrance exam

    Hi, I'm looking for recommendations on test prep programs for the NEST+m middle school entrance exam. Has anybody done the Kweller program? Should I be looking elsewhere? Please share any info you have about success rates, and any other issues I should be aware of, thanks!!!

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    I believe that this year for the first time, NEST+M is not administering an admissions test for middle school or high school. You can find their current rubric listed on their website. It appears that they are only using attendance, grades and NYS test scores to screen kids.
    https://nestmk12.net/admissions/midd...de-admissions/
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    joyce szuflita http://www.nycschoolhelp.com/

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    Thank you! Do you know if SWD refers to all students with IEPs, or only to those with non-GedEd placement? (for instance, just students in ICT classrooms?)
    Also, given that NEST+m is not administering a test this year, do you think that test prep for the other screened middle schools is worth it? (i.e. for Anderson, Mark Twain, etc). If the answer is yes, do you have any recommendations? Many thanks again!!!

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    I'm not sure this is the correct thread, but it's a question about NEST+m, and what percentage of the kids leave after "middle school"- 8th grade? If they do, they usually go to the specialized schools, but how are grades 9-12 at NEST+m? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbruno22 View Post
    I'm not sure this is the correct thread, but it's a question about NEST+m, and what percentage of the kids leave after "middle school"- 8th grade? If they do, they usually go to the specialized schools, but how are grades 9-12 at NEST+m? Thanks!
    The majority of NEST students leave after 8th grade. Most go to the specialized schools while many of the remainder go to private schools. Only about 10-15% of the graduating senior class is comprised of NEST students who started all the way back in Kindergarten.

    The High School is good - some rankings I have seen them ranked in the Top 10 after the specialized high schools. The new principal also appears to be very focused on the high school program as well.

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    Hi,
    Does anyone know how NESt+m will calculate the cumulative grade point average? It's worth 50% of the points possible. TIA

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    Thank you so much for the response macklemore108! I was just thinking to not have this headache/stress again for HS! Ughh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemist View Post
    Hi,
    Does anyone know how NESt+m will calculate the cumulative grade point average? It's worth 50% of the points possible. TIA
    Yes! I'd like to know that too. If this is the way they'll admit kids for middle school, there has to be A LOT that would qualify, and not many spots-- how many do you think?! My son has 4s on his report card in all major subjects, 4s on all state tests (ELA, Math, Science), so I'm wondering about his odds...hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbruno22 View Post
    Yes! I'd like to know that too. If this is the way they'll admit kids for middle school, there has to be A LOT that would qualify, and not many spots-- how many do you think?! My son has 4s on his report card in all major subjects, 4s on all state tests (ELA, Math, Science), so I'm wondering about his odds...hmmm...
    Many things about the MS application process are not clear to me. My son has a 3 in art on his report card, so I don't know if he would lose points for that.
    For absences, do only kids with zero absences get the maximum number of points?
    For the state test scores, are all the kids with 4's in math and ELA ranked the same--in that case, they would need to do the lottery. Or, do they look into decimals, such as 4.45>4.41 on the state test?

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    There is no universal answer to this question. You need to ask at each screened school that you are interested in. They will all do it in their own way. In most cases that I have seen, the schools are only looking at the grades in the 4 core subjects. Sometimes middle schools will also consider behavior from the 4th grade report card. If the schools look at test scores I believe that they generally look at the more precise score rather than just '3' or '4'.
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    joyce szuflita http://www.nycschoolhelp.com/

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