September 28, 2009
Should we or shouldn’t we prep our 4-5 year olds for G&T testing? And if we did, would we admit it to other parents or our friends? Or would we keep our little G&T secret to ourselves?
I recently took a survey on my (non-GothamSchools) blog to find out the general sentiment toward test prepping a 4-5 year old for gifted and talented programs. Here are the results from the question: What type of tutoring and prep for NYC gifted and talented testing is appropriate for 4-5 year olds (pre-k to kindergarten)?
47% — A solid combination of tutoring experts for NYC gifted and talented programs along with parents’ heavy involvement in the tutoring as well.
27% — Parents should be the only tutor or prep giver for the NYC gifted and talented testing at the ages of 4-5.
20% — Let the children play! There should be absolutely no test prep for a 4-5 year old for NYC gifted and talented testing.
7% — Only tutoring experts specializing in NYC gifted and talented testing who have a proven track record of success.
After reviewing the survey results from my blog I thought it would be interesting to hear from GothamSchools readers about test prepping 4-5 year olds for the NYC gifted and talented program. So, should we or shouldn’t we? Now be truthful!