Thanks to Sophia Hollander of The Wall Street Journal, whose article New Test for Private-School Applicants Assessment for Kindergarten Takes 5-7 Minutes via an iPad summarizes just how complicated NYC kindergarten testing has become this year. For more than 45 years, schools relied on the ERB WPPSI for NYC kindergarten testing. In 2014, presto! the … Continue reading NYC Kindergarten Testing: It’s Complicated
Kindergarten Readiness Task (KRT): Now NYC Private School Kindergarten Applicants Can Be Testing Guinea Pigs
Introducing the KRT or "Kindergarten Readiness Task", the new iPad-administered test-in-development that will be given this fall to NYC private school kindergarten applicants at a number of Manhattan and Brooklyn schools. You've heard that NYC public school kids act as guinea pigs for testing companies; now private school kindergarten applicants will too! The 5-7 minute … Continue reading Kindergarten Readiness Task (KRT): Now NYC Private School Kindergarten Applicants Can Be Testing Guinea Pigs
NYC Private School 2015 Admissions Consulting for Kindergarten
Sorry, I am sold out for NYC private school 2015 admissions consulting for kindergarten. If you are seeking help for NYC private school kindergarten 2016, please send an email to NYC top private school consultant. For 2015 NYC private school kindergarten admission, I highly recommend Toby Glick as a consultant. Families I know who used … Continue reading NYC Private School 2015 Admissions Consulting for Kindergarten
NYC Private School Kindergarten Admission 2014: Who Requires the ERB?
ISAAGNY, the Independent Schools Association of Greater New York, has published a chart for NYC private school kindergarten admissions, confusingly titled ISAAGNY ERB Chart. What ERB test are they talking about? Is it the ECAA kindergarten test? It seems so, because the columns are titled "ECAA". ECAA stands for Early Childhood Admission Assessment (ECAA). What … Continue reading NYC Private School Kindergarten Admission 2014: Who Requires the ERB?
Brooklyn Private School Offers the International Baccalaureate
Founded in 2005 as a new Brooklyn private school, The International School of Brooklyn offers Brooklynites a unique take on education. From The International School of Brooklyn's website: International School of Brooklyn is an N-8 International Baccalaureate (IB) and language immersion school (French and Spanish) located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. ISB is accredited by the … Continue reading Brooklyn Private School Offers the International Baccalaureate
New NYC Private School Kindergarten ERB Test Announced for 2014-2015
Big news that the old NYC private school ERB--the WPPSI--is being replaced with a new ERB--the AABL (Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners) at Horace Mann and Riverdale. As the summer approaches, we will see which other private schools will follow. From Horace Mann's site: Horace Mann School requires the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) Admission Assessment for … Continue reading New NYC Private School Kindergarten ERB Test Announced for 2014-2015
NYC Kindergarten: Gifted and Shut Out?
Speyer Legacy School may have a place for your child. The school writes Abacus Mom: As the DOE Kindergarten placement offers are received by your preschool families in the coming week, please keep The Speyer Legacy School in mind for children who may not receive an appropriate match. We do have about 4 spaces available for … Continue reading NYC Kindergarten: Gifted and Shut Out?
It’s Official: Gabriella Rowe Is Leaving Mandell School
Numerous Mandell parents have called and informed me that Gabriella Rowe, longtime head of Mandell School, a well-known private school on the Upper West Side, is leaving. Emily Frost of DNAINfo has the story: Gabriella Rowe Leaves Mandell Mandell was sold some months ago to the Rocket Group: Mandell School Sold I have worked with many Mandell … Continue reading It’s Official: Gabriella Rowe Is Leaving Mandell School
NYC Private School Kindergarten: Testing Changes–What You Need to Know
Many NYC private schools are announcing they will not accept ERB scores next year for kindergarten entry. Instead, they will step up in-school testing/interviewing, looking to evaluate students' readiness for kindergarten, both academically and socially. From one Manhattan girls' school: Hewitt, as suggested by ISAAGNY, will not be requiring, or accepting, the ERB ECAA test … Continue reading NYC Private School Kindergarten: Testing Changes–What You Need to Know
Manhattan’s Blue School Reviews
Numerous Manhattan families have asked me about downtown's Blue School. Since I know numerous Blue School students, I always share their parents' reviews with my private school consulting clients. Blue School will be opening a middle school in 2015. According to Allison Gaines Pell, Head of School: We are designing our program to inspire students to … Continue reading Manhattan’s Blue School Reviews