NYC is working to find better method for identifying gifted students

06/30/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

New York City officials are seeking new gifted assessments in the hopes of identifying more minority students as gifted. A new test could be administered to children as young as 3 to identify students early, and it will remain free. Some critics say continuing to rely on a standardized test to assess giftedness will continue to draw mostly white, middle-class students, but the city's efforts to use more qualitative measurements have proved troublesome in the past.

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