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6th Grade Admissions

Visiting Anderson
There are no more Open Houses this fall. please visit this page.

The information posted below is current for families applying to attend Anderson for the 2019-20 school year. 

Overview
The Anderson School is an academically selective public school that seeks a diverse student population and welcomes applications from students of all races, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds living in any of the five boroughs.

We are also seeking current fifth grade students designated as Integrated Collaborative Teaching (ICT) students to fill some of our sixth grade seats for the 2019-20 school year. Half of our classes in sixth, seventh, and eighth are ICT classes. (That's one ICT class in each of sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.)

Anderson is a K-8 school; therefore, fifth graders currently enrolled in Anderson are guaranteed a seat in our sixth grade if they choose to continue at Anderson. However, we usually expand our class size slightly in sixth grade and we expect to have at least 10 seats available in sixth grade for fall 2019, possibly more.

Students (general education and Integrated Collaborative Teaching/ICT) will rank The Anderson School (along with all of their other middle school choices) using the new online middle school application by going to MySchools.nyc from now until December 14, 2018 .  

Current NYC public school students can apply using their existing student ID, 

If your child was NOT enrolled in a NYC public school in fourth grade, you will have to contact a Family Welcome Center before the 12/14/18 deadline to be assigned a student ID and to have their fourth grade academic information entered into the enrollment system. If your child's report card cannot be converted by a Family Welcome Center, please scan and send it to The Anderson School to Donna Smiley (dsmiley@schools.nyc.gov) Family Welcome Centers can be accessed at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/family-welcome-centers

The Anderson School will select a pool of applicants who have demonstrated a very strong performance in school (see INITIAL ELIGIBILITY explanation below), as shown by their fourth grade report card, excellent attendance, punctuality, and fourth grade NYS ELA and Mathematics test scores - as reported to us by the Department of Education. Please DO NOT SEND fifth grade report cards, awards, teacher recommendations, etc., as they will not be considered.  

The Anderson School plans to test approximately 500 students based upon the following initial eligibility rubric:


INITIAL ELIGIBILITY rubric to determine who is invited to Anderson's onsite admissions test (400 pts maximum score):

 

Attendance*

Punctuality

Attendance*: 0-2=20 pts; 3-5=15 pts; 6-7=5 pts; 8+=0 pts

Punctuality: 0-2=100 pts; 3-5=80 pts; 6-7=60 pts; 8-10=40 pts; 11+=0 pts

5%

25%



4th Grade Report Card grades in core subjects & work habits/behavior



Math:
4.0=30 pts; 3.5-3.99=20 pts; 3.1-3.49=10 pts; 3.0=5 pts; below 3.0=0 pts
English Language Arts: 
4.0=30 pts; 3.5-3.99=20 pts; 3.1-3.49=10 pts; 3.0=5 pts; below 3.0=0 pts
Social Studies: 4.0=10 pts; 3.5-3.99=8 pts; 3.1-3.49= 5pts; 3.0=3 pts; below 3.0=0 pts
Science: 
4.0=10 pts; 3.5-3.99=8 pts; 3.1-3.49= 5pts; 3.0=3 pts; below 3.0=0 pts
Citizenship(work habits/behavior): 4.0=40 pts; 3.5-3.99=30 pts; 3.1-3.49=15 pts; 3.0=5 pts; below 3.0=0 pts




30%

NYS/Standarized Test Scores

NYS 4th Grade ELA Scale Score NYS 4th Grade Math Scale Score 
 649-654 (97%-100%) = 80 pts 645-650 (98%-100%) = 80 pts
 645 (94%) = 70 pts 635 (96%) = 70 pts
 637 (91%) = 50 pts624-628 (91%-93%) = 50 pts 
627-631 (85%-88%) = 25 pts 618-621 (87%-89%) = 25 pts 
 619-623 (79%-82%) = 10 pts
616 and below (76% and below) = 0 pts
614-616 (83%-85%) = 10 pts
612 and below (80% and below) = 0 pts 
              Effective 12/10/18

40%

   *Student will not be penalized for valid extenuating absences.

Initial Eligibility/Admissions Testing Eligibility: Anderson will calculate each applicant's initial eligibility scores using the rubric shown above, by sometime in mid-late January to determine who will be invited to the school's onsite testing based upon rankings developed using the initial eligibility rubric, above. 

General education students are ranked relative to other general education student applicants.

ICT students are ranked relative to other ICT student applicants.

Anderson will notify families of the school's invitation to test (and also which students were not invited to test) through the email address provided with the online application. THE NEW TESTING DATE FOR ICT CANDIDATES (by invitation only) IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019, and for general education students on Saturday, February 2, 2019. There will be two sessions on 2/2/19 at 9:00 am and 11:45 am.

ADMISSIONS DECISIONS

All NYC public middle schools who have a screening process, must submit their ranked list of choices from their applicant lists to the DOE's Enrollment Office by the middle of February. The Enrollment Office will conduct the matching between the schools' choices and the students' choices and will match students to their highest choice based on the student's rankings and the order that the schools ranked their candidates.

Anderson's list will be generated by the results of the onsite test (75%) and the Initial Eligibility Score (25%), which includes the student's NYS 4th grade ELA and Math test scores, and the information provided on the student's 4th grade report card. This list will be provided to the DOE's Enrollment Office, from which admissions offers will be made. Students who are not offered a seat at Anderson for the sixth grade may be placed on a ranked wait list, determined by the school, that will remain in effect for both sixth grade and seventh grade admissions.

Schools do not see how you rank them. The Anderson School's admissions decisions are based only on your child's academic performance from the fourth grade, along with his or her performance on Anderson's onsite test. After offers are made in the spring, Anderson will know which students are still on our wait list (for 7th grade) and we can let families know then what position their child holds.


Visiting Anderson
For information about Open Houses and Tours, please visit this page.

Unfortunately, we do not have enough staff to handle all of our admissions phone calls - thank you for understanding.
If you have read this page and still have questions about the application process, contact Donna Smiley: DSmiley@schools.nyc.gov.
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Donna Smiley,
Nov 20, 2018, 11:05 AM
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Donna Smiley,
Nov 20, 2018, 11:05 AM
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