Did you know that all our children are above average? In fact, about 28% of them tested in the top 10%, and about 14% of them in the top 3% on the test qualifying them for gifted kindergarten programs. Impressive (and bizarre) numbers.
Is tutoring responsible? From the Times:
The increase in high-scoring students was concentrated in the middle- and upper-middle-class districts of Manhattan and Queens. In the Bronx, fewer students qualified this year.
Yes, it certainly sounds like tutoring is responsible.
Jennifer Senior’s recent New York Magazine article, with its subversive headline, The Myth of the Gifted Child, seems particularly prescient.