New York City ~ Testing 3 Year Olds?

June 30, 2010


City education officials are searching for a new gifted admissions test for kindergarteners.


  • To correct for low minority representation in gifted programs and
  • To address concerns that professional test preparation services allow wealthier kids to outperform other students.


Test could work for children as young as 3 years old, in order to speed up admissions as well as simplify admission process for parents.

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How does testing affect a 3 year old?

From New York Times article, “New Gifted Testing in New York May Begin at Age 3”

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