NYC schools' rules for gifted programs create debate

02/18/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

New York City education officials have changed admissions tests for the city's gifted programs to help account for various factors that can affect scores, including excessive test preparation, school officials say. The change has sparked a debate among test-prep companies, parents and educators about the effect tutoring can have on student scores and strategies schools can use to improve the identification process for gifted and talented programs.

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