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  1. #21
    Is that official? Where did you hear?

  2. #22
    No, it's not official. But the DOE has yet to renew the contract with the G&T testing company for this testing year.
    Passionate tutor of Elementary School subjects specializing in NY state tests, and the specialized high/middle school tests (SHSAT, Hunter, TACHS/CHSEE, ISEE, SSAT, ERB, ...)

  3. #23
    So if there is no test will there be no program at all for The children entering kindergarten next year? How do you feel they will postpone the test to summer?

    Also which of these testing material would you invest in priority order? I have completed all the yellow gateway gifted resources books I purchased off Amazon. I am looking for something more challenging for tests

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  4. #24
    There already is no G&T in some schools given the way teacher allocation is currently working during the current school reopenings. Some at the DOE claim those kids will get the respective attention needed but we all know that won't be the case everywhere.

    As to testing material, I take a more personalized approach with the students I work with at any age or level and rather let the child be the basis rather than the material (which are often imperfect). IOWs, I don't like to say "X is the best" or "X is better than Y" because even when "it's true" I'd rather the kid be the context. Generally Bright Kids and TestingMom pop up as the most popular though I'd think, which could only be a statement of popularity of course.
    Passionate tutor of Elementary School subjects specializing in NY state tests, and the specialized high/middle school tests (SHSAT, Hunter, TACHS/CHSEE, ISEE, SSAT, ERB, ...)

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by FancyBookLearnin View Post
    Save the $$$, G&T testing will be suspended for the year.
    I agree. And once it is suspended, donít expect it to resume. The existing programs in schools will likely stop accepting new students and be phased out. It has become political/race issue and Dick Carranza/Mayor Debozo will make sure the programs are killed before they are gone.

  6. #26
    The kids already had it bad, this will be the last straw and nail in the coffin, so I hope not, although it's also already happing in related contexts across the whole country, it's like the different major cities (Fairfax, Boston, San Francisco...) are zoom sessioning each other under the cover of covid.
    Passionate tutor of Elementary School subjects specializing in NY state tests, and the specialized high/middle school tests (SHSAT, Hunter, TACHS/CHSEE, ISEE, SSAT, ERB, ...)

  7. #27
    If we are interested in supporting G&T programs in NYC, it may be helpful to reach out to the Mayor and Chancellor and communicate this support. I found suggested language in this email template:
    https://placenyc.org/2020/10/04/emai...over-of-covid/

  8. #28
    Yes, in fact PLACE is having a protest this Friday at 11am at City Hall. The DOE, the Mayor and the Chancellor have been using covid as a convenience excuse to no perform their jobs, and the students are getting run around on many issues, including G&T, SHSAT, screened schools, kids with IEPs, and just about everything involved with educational accountability. Please arrive on time.
    Passionate tutor of Elementary School subjects specializing in NY state tests, and the specialized high/middle school tests (SHSAT, Hunter, TACHS/CHSEE, ISEE, SSAT, ERB, ...)

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