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Private Psychologists Help Win ‘Gifted’ Status

Parents who can afford it are spending $500 to get their child a private psychological evaluation for the “gifted” program in the Miami-Dade schools, enhancing their chances of getting in, according to the Miami Herald (Editor’s note: Readers may encounter a paywall).

The school system, which offered the tests for free last year to more than 8,000 children, says a private evaluation doesn’t offer any advantage in placement. But the data suggest it does.