NNAT and OLSAT Test Prep City Gifted Goldkey Guide
Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way the NYC Department of Education supports the needs of exceptional students. G&T programs aim to deliver accelerated, rigorous, and specialized instruction, aligned to Common Core Learning Standards. New York City students who are entering kindergarten through 3rd grade are eligible to participate in G&T Admissions. Children must pass an assessment to be eligible to apply to G&T programs.
There are two types of G&T programs:
1. District G&T programs are in district elementary schools. They begin in kindergarten and end in the school's terminal grade.
2. There are also Citywide programs that equally students from all boroughs without district-based priority.
New York City Gifted and Talented Admission Exam will be given in January 2015
Who Must Take OLSAT and NNAT Exam?
Students who are participating in the assessment and application to NYC’s public Gifted and Talented programs for grades Kindergarten through third must take the eligibility exam consisting of the verbal portion of the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) along with the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT®2).
What Does OLSAT Measure?
The OLSAT measures verbal reasoning and comprehension skills, as well as abstract thinking and logical reasoning skills in a multiple-choice format, through 30 questions that address following directions, aural reasoning and arithmetic reasoning.
What Does NNAT Measure ?
NNAT measures students’ nonverbal abilities, including critical thinking and problem solving, through questions that address pattern completion, reasoning by analogy, serial reasoning, and spatial visualization through 48 multiple-choice questions.
How Is this Testing Administered?
The Kindergarten gifted entry testing is administered in a 1-on-1 setting and students can simply point to their answer choice. The first to third grade exam is administered in a group setting and students mark their answer choices in the answer sheets.
When is this Exam offered?
The 2015 NYC Gifted and Talented Test will be administered for all levels between January and February , depending on the school administering the test. Score reports will be mailed out at the beginning of April. If your child qualifies, you will receive an application with your score report, which asks you to rank your preferences of schools and programs available to their child.
When and where does this testing take place?
For children who are not currently enrolled in an NYC public school, the testing takes place during the weekend. When you submit an RFT form online, you will be given several options of available dates and school locations to choose from.
For children who are currently enrolled in an NYC public school, the school will administer the testing during the school day. Parents will be notified 48 hours in advance of the test date.
How Will This Testing Be Scored?
Students who take the NYC G&T assessment will be scored using national norms. This means that their performance will be measured against that of their peers from around the country who also took these tests. Each child’s NNAT and OLSAT will be scored as NAI and SAI respectively by using age-based normalized standard, then converted to NCEs using Normal Curve Equivalent, the associated NCEs will be combined and averaged to generate an overall G&T percentile rank.
Free NNAT Sample Question 1 for Level A, Kindergarten Admission Test
Free NNAT Sample Question 2 for Level A, Kindergarten Admission Test
Free NNAT Sample Question 3 for Level A, Kindergarten Admission Test
Free NNAT Sample Question 4 for Level A, Kindergarten Admission Test
Free NNAT Sample Question 5 for Level B, 1st Grade Admission Test
Free NNAT Sample Question 6 for Level B, 1st Grade Admission Test
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