NYC aims to improve diversity in gifted programs with assessment

01/13/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The New York City Department of Education is changing how it assesses students for its gifted and talented programs in an effort to make the program reflect the more diverse neighborhoods they serve. This year, the system plans to substitute one of two of the previously required exams with the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, which officials say has a better track record of showing performance across multiple student populations.

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