The number of students qualifying for the gifted kindergarten program in New York City this year has increased by 10 percent, according to The New York Times.
There were 3,542 Kindergartners qualifying for gifted programs citywide this year, up from 2,330, the Times said.
So, why more gifted students? The article says the cause of the higher passing rates was not known, but increased preparation may play a role, with hundreds of students citywide having professional tutoring before taking this year’s admission test.
A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.