Dr.Danov Neuropsychologist P.C.
Pediatric and Adult Neuropsychology
OLSAT, BSRA, IQ, ERB: ADMISSIONS TESTING FOR NYC TALENTED & GIFTED PROGRAMS
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Congratulations, you have a gifted and talented child! Now get ready for a series of IQ and
academic testing, and other aspects of a vigorous and stressful admissions process into a gifted
and talented educational program!  We offer the smart way to get through this grueling process
and to ensure your child's future academic success.

GATE acronym stands for gifted and talented education. TAG acronym stands for talented and
gifted. Schools use terms GATE and TAG to refer specific admissions tests administered to
gifted and talented youngsters in order to determine if they qualify for the gifted and talented
program. Some school districts have a specific name for their gifted program (e.g., Enrichment,
Eagle, Prism, etc). Read more about NYC
gifted and talented program application process.

Students with strong reasoning skills learn faster, absorb and retain information more easily, and
obtain better test scores.  Thus, the gifted program admissions testing process focuses on
general intellect, including reasoning, sequencing, logic, fund of knowledge, word knowledge,
information processing, and working memory.  Gifted program admissions testing also focuses
on academic achievement, such as reading, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and arithmetic
skills that children learn in the classroom.

Many school districts require children to obtain high admissions test scores on any test from this
list of standardized test to qualify for the gifted and talented educational program:

Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test (NNAT)

Otis-Lenon School Abilities Test (OLSAT)
Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA)
Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-IV (WISC-IV) - IQ test
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Intelligence Scale (WPPSI-
IV) - IQ test
Stanford-Binet-5th Edition (SB5) - IQ test

In New York, OLSAT and BSRA are required for admissions to the city and private gifted and
talented programs.

The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5), is an IQ test required for admissions
only to The Hunter College Elementary School (HCES/ “Hunter”- read more about
Hunter College
Elementary School admissions testing) in NYC. Most other schools require other IQ tests
(WPPSI, WISC). All these IQ tests (WPPSI, WISC, SB5) are standardized tests of intelligence for
very young and older children and are routinely used by neuropsychologists as a part of a
comprehensive neuropsychological testing and assessment.

Many schools also require high achievement test scores, as well as strong teacher assessment,
to qualify for the gifted and talented educational program.

We can help to make your gifted and talented program admissions experience less stressful.
It is never too early to start preparing for the TAG (talented and gifted) and GATE (gifted and
talented education) admissions tests such as IQ,
NNAT, OLSAT, and BSRA. For starters, we
provide
IQ testing, cognitive testing, and academic achievement testing to children of all
ages. As neuropsychologists, specifically trained in and experienced to assess and test very
young children, we administer IQ tests, such as WPPSI, to children as young as 2 years of age.

You can obtain IQ test scores and/or academic test scores for your gifted and talented youngster
now, way before the actual admissions IQ (WPPSI, WISC, SB5),
NNAT, OLSAT, ERB, or BSRA
test. You can determine whether your child scores in the high average, superior, or very superior
range of the IQ continuum.  
Allow your youngster to become familiar with the testing
experience and ease test anxiety.
It does not matter how old is your child now, as IQ test
scores are always compared to the current age norms.  We will not administer IQ test right before
your actual sitting for the IQ test at the ERB.

Your youngster needs to demonstrate well developed abilities in these critical areas of cognitive
functioning and academic achievement:

•        Verbal Reasoning
•        Non-Verbal Reasoning
•        Logic
       Reading
       Arithmetic
•        Word Knowledge
         

We will not administer the actual NNAT, OLSAT or BSRA - these tests will be formally
administered at the ERB center. However, you can prepare your child to display his/her full
intellectual and learning potential in the gifted range by increasing familiarity with the overall
testing process, decreasing test anxiety, and improving attention, focus and compliance with
questions-answer format, and ability to sit for prolonged period of time. NYC Department of
Education offers
NNAT, OLSAT and BSRA preparation manual to help parents prepare for the
admissions application process and prepare their children for
NNAT, OLSAT and BSRA. A few
sample questions from the actual
NNAT, OLSAT and BSRA are offered by the Department of
Education (
download free GATE/TAG instructions, application and OLSAT sample questions for
children born in 2006;
download free GATE/TAG instructions, application and OLSAT sample
questions   for children born in 2005; free
GATE/TAG instructions, application and OLSAT
sample questions   for children born in 2004; free
GATE/TAG instructions, application and
OLSAT sample questions   for children born in 2003).

Some gifted and talented children may have some cognitive or academic skills that are slightly
weaker than the rest of their cognitive and academic skills. Brain Academy tutors can prepare
your youngster and help to "pull up" the weak skills and reinforce the strong skills in order to
maximize your child's potential. Thus, it is always beneficial to start preparing for GATE (gifted
and talented education)  and TAG (talented and gifted) (
NNAT, OLSAT, ERB, IQ, BSRA, WISC,
WPPSI) admissions early, so that your child has time to develop and strengthen his reasoning,
attention, memory, and overall academic and cognitive skills.

Call us to schedule a private consultation to learn all about the admissions testing process
(
NNAT, OLSAT, ERB, IQ, BSRA, WISC, WPPSI), which would help to decrease test anxiety and
boost admissions test scores. This is the smart way to ensure your child's future academic
success.  
PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN
NYC.
ADMISSIONS: HOW TO
PREPARE?
"Josh had an Intelligent Quotient (IQ) of 110;
yet, he was failing all his classes. Despite his
ability as a gifted student, he was unable to
deal with emotional issues that hindered his
school work. Later, he was diagnosed as a
student with an emotional disorder.

Another student, John, had a similar IQ. He
was doing better than Jake; however,
memory processing disorders caused by a
traumatic brain injury as a child led to
incomplete or sloppy assignments, missing
homework, and terrible test scores.....

Gifted students are often overlooked as
potentially having a learning disability."
Read
more...

We see many very bright kids who have very
unevenly developed cognitive skills, which,
on one hand, make them gifted and talented,
but on another hand, pose tremendous
difficulty completing certain academic and
daily tasks. A comprehensive assessment
helps to identify such strengths and
weaknesses early on so you can work on
improving the weaknesses.
OLSAT & BSRA Update:

Congrats to our OLSAT & BSRA 2011
Superstars!
We are proud to announce that all of our
bright kids scored above 90th percentile
and many scored at 99th percentile! Hard
work and determination paid off. Good luck
starting G&T programs this Fall!
*****
July, 2010
10% more children qualified for gifted
kindergarten programs in NYC public
schools.  33% more passed OLSAT.
NYC GATE statistics
*****
Our professional OLSAT & BSRA test prep
program helps more and more children to
achieve Higher Educational Goals.
FACT:
TESTING FOR EDUCATIONAL
PURPOSES (i.e., OLSAT, BSRA) IS
ELECTIVE AND IS  NOT COVERED
BY HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS
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