Gifted and Talented-deadlines are soon

please pass along to interested parties.
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Deadline for applying to G&T is Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Gifted and Talented (G&T) Program Test Administration Information 2008-09

Listed below are important dates and deadlines for families interested in having their child(ren) considered for placement to a public school gifted and talented program.

The online copies of the G&T handbook will be available on Mon. October 27. Note, the on-line edition does not include the OLSAT Practice Test.

Hard copies of the G&T handbook will be available to all public school students at their own schools and it will be available to non-public school students at all Borough Enrollment Offices on October 29, 2008. Please note: The Practice Test is included only in the hard copy of the Gifted and Talented Program Test Information Handbook.

Deadline for applying to G&T is Wednesday, November 19, 2008!
Foreign Language Request for Testing Forms and test administrations are available in the following languages only: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Urdu.

Important Dates for Elementary School Gifted &Talented Test Administration Process

For Students Applying to Grade K, 1

ACTIVITY

DATE

Elementary School Gifted &Talented Request For Testing Forms available online

Note: Online Handbook does not include the OLSAT Practice Test, the OLSAT Practice Test is only available with a hard copy of the parent handbook.

10/27/2008

G&T Parent Handbooks distributed (hard copies)

For parents of students not enrolled in a NYC public school, the handbook can be obtained at any Borough Enrollment Office on 10/29/08. For parents of students enrolled in a NYC public school, the handbooks will be available at all public schools.

10/29/2008

Deadline to return Request For Testing forms to schools (public school students) and Borough Enrollment Offices (non-public school students)

11/19/2008

Testing of Students in NYC Public Schools for entry to grades K, 1

1/5/2009 – 2/15/2009

Testing of Non-Public School Students for entry to grades K, 1

Weekends: Jan. 10,11, 24, 25, 31

February 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15

Score Reports and Applications (for eligible students) mailed to families

4/6/2009

G&T online application (for eligible students) goes live for entry grade K/1

4/6/2009

Application deadline

4/24/2009

Placement Offer letters distributed to families

5/29/2009

Student Placement appeals deadline

6/12/2009

Appeals offers distributed to families

6/19/2009

Families register at schools

6/1/2009 – 6/26//2009

Important Dates for Elementary School Gifted &Talented Test Administration Process

For Students Applying to Grades 2, 3

ACTIVITY

DATE

Request for Testing Form and Handbooks available

10/29/2008

Request for Testing Forms Due

11/19/2008

Testing of Students in NYC public schools for entry to grades 2,3

2/22 through 3/23

Testing of Non-Public School Students for entry to grades 2,3

Weekend of March 14 and 15

Score Reports and Applications (for eligible students) mailed to families

5/1/2009

G&T online application (for eligible students) goes live for 2nd/3rd

5/1/2009

Application deadline

5/15/2009

Offer letters distributed to families

6/19/2009

Offer decisions due back to OSEPO

7/3/2009

Student appeals deadline

7/3/2009

Appeals offers distributed to families

7/10/2009

Important Dates for Elementary School Gifted &Talented Grades 4, 5 Process

Criteria: Scoring at Level 4 on both ELA and Math NY State Assessments

ACTIVITY

DATE

Applications available at schools/website

5/18/2009

G&T online application goes live for 4th/5th

5/18/2009

Application deadline

6/26/2009

Offer letters distributed to families

7/17/2009

Offer decisions due back to OSEPO

7/31/2009

Student appeals deadline

7/31/2009

Appeals offers distributed to families

8/7/2009

· CONTACTS
· ANNA COMMITANTE , Director of English Language Arts, Social Studies and Gifted/Talented
ACommit@schools.nyc.gov
· MICHAEL ADIN , Gifted & Talented Instructional Specialist
Gifted & Talented Instructional Specialist
MAdin@schools.nyc.gov
· NICKY KRAM ROSEN , Gifted and Talented Instructional Specialist
NRosen2@schools.nyc.gov
· LIZ SAPLIN , Gifted/Talented Instructional Specialist
lsaplin@schools.nyc.gov
· GRACE GONZALEZ , Gifted/Talented Instructional Specialist
ggonzal2@schools.nyc.gov
· DENISE JORDAN , Assistant to Director of English Language Arts, Social Studies and Gifted/Talented
DJordan@schools.nyc.gov
· ANGELA HARGRAVES , Administrative Assistant, English Language Arts, Social Studies and Gifted/Talented
212-374-5165
AHargraves@schools.nyc.gov
· MICHELLE SPRINGER , Administrative Assistant, English Language Arts, Social Studies and Gifted/Talented
212-374-5972
MSpring@schools.nyc.gov
52 Chambers Street, Rm. 208
New York, NY 10007
Tel.: 212-374-5165 or
212-374-5972
Fax: 212-374-5901

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