New York City Sees 18% Drop in Students Testing for Admission to Selective High Schools

“The advocacy group Parent Leaders for Accelerated Curriculum and Education has pressed the city to keep the existing gifted and selective screening in place. Co-President Yiatin Chu said the agency needs to increase awareness about the test. She noted that, according to DOE data, the number of Black students taking the test has dropped 30.5% since 2015.

“This is not evidence, to me, of the DOE doing an adequate job” with outreach, she said.”

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