What is the NYC Gifted and Talented Test?
The NYC Gifted and Talented test is a test offered by New York City to determine the eligibility of a child to enroll them into special gifted and talented educational programs. The Department of Education – New York City has developed this test on the basis of two intelligence tests namely; The OLSAT (Otis Lennon School Ability Test) and NNAT (Naglieri NonVerbal Ability Test). The NYC GT test format includes both verbal and non-verbal questions. The verbal question pattern is incorporated from the OLSAT test while the non-verbal question pattern is taken from the NNAT. Thus a child is eligible to appear for this test only if he/she has appeared for the OLSAT and the NNAT-2 test.
The NYC G&T test is administered to children who fall within the age group of 4-7 years, that is, from kindergarten to third grade. The tests are widely used by schools to provide the teachers with an unbiased, balanced yet detailed analysis of the intellectual abilities of the students, in both verbal and non-verbal criteria.