UPDATE 9/3/2014 - The New York City Department of Education has just released the following announcement on their website:
Upper Elementary G&T Process for the 2014-15 School Year
On March 31, 2014, the New York State Legislature passed a law prohibiting school districts from making “any student promotion or placement decisions based solely or primarily on student performance on the state administered standardized English language arts and mathematics assessments for grades three through eight.”
Given this new legislation the New York City Department of Education will not be making Gifted & Talented placements in grades 4 and 5 in September 2014. In the past, families interested in applying for Gifted and Talented placement for children entering grades 4 and 5 would submit an application in the summer to the Office of Student Enrollment. Eligibility was determined based on the applicant’s scores on the New York State English Language Arts and Mathematics tests and placements were made based on available seats in requested programs.
UPDATE 8/20/2014: The Anderson School does not have any seats available in our 4th or 5th grades for the 2014-2015 school year.
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