The OLSAT® Level A Preparation Guide and Workbook (BLACK/WHITE EDITION) is a gifted and talented test preparation book, providing test preparation for Pre-K and Kindergarten students (ages 3-6).This fun, engaging and challenging workbook will prepare your child for the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT®), an exam often used for admission to gifted and talented programs across the USA, including NYC Gifted and Talented, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) GATE programs, and Virginia Beach.
Doctor, veterinarian, astronaut... what does your kid want to be when they grow up? Kids dream big when it comes to what they'll do in life. (And they should ) Congratulations on taking the first steps in helping your child make the most of this educational journey and achieve their dreams. Gaining acceptance to a coveted gifted and talented program or earning a spot in a sought-after, selective school could determine your child's educational path - or even his or her future career. When it comes to gifted test prep, don't risk your son or daughter being unprepared and underperforming on test day. In order to help maximize your child's chances at passing the gifted and talented admissions test, (s)he must be familiar with test material AND be able to focus on test material (for longer than the typical 4-5 minute attention span of most young kids ). This book offers a chance to do both. This focuses on three aptitude tests commonly used for gifted program screening: the OLSAT(R) (Level A), NNAT2(R) (Level A), and the COGAT(R) (Level 5/6). Ensure your child has sufficient experience in answering test questions, thanks to the book's 200+ practice questions Make sure (s)he has acquired the mental stamina to focus on test questions with the book's practice tests (the book's "Practice Question Sets") for the OLSAT(R), NNAT2(R), and COGAT(R). Pinpoint your child's areas of strength/weakness with the practice test answer key Capture your child's attention with bright, colorful illustrations and fun characters: 100 full-color pages Covers each of the test's sections: OLSAT(R) (10 test sections), NNAT2(R) (2 test sections), COGAT(R) (9 test sections) Exercises focus on cognitive skill-building, reasoning skills, and problem solving abilities through questions involving analogies, classification, pattern completion, serial patterns, following directions, and gifted test vocabulary. Engaging young, creative, and boisterous minds with test prep material is challenging - that's why this book features fun characters, child-friendly themes, and colorful illustrations. Such engagement can help kids retain the information they'll learn in this book - and then apply it on test day What are your kids dreams - to be a scientist, engineer, or perhaps...president? Help them dream big and take the first steps on this exciting educational journey. YOU are your child's best teacher, and this book is here to help (COGAT(R) is a registered trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. OLSAT(R) and NNAT2(R) are trademarks of Pearson Education. These test publishers are not affiliated with Gateway Gifted Resources and do not endorse this product.)
Author: Karen Quinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Karen Quinn has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to prepare their children for testing, and Testing For Kindergarten is her ultimate, comprehensive guide to having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. Whether your child is going to a private kindergarten or a public school, he or she will most likely be tested—and placed in classrooms according to those results. But information about intelligence tests is closely guarded, and it can be difficult to understand what your kids need to know. As an expert who has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to work with their own children, Karen Quinn has written the ultimate guide to preparing your child for kindergarten testing. The activities she suggests are not about “teaching to the test.” They are about having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. From the “right” way to have a conversation to natural ways to bring out your child’s inner math geek, Quinn shares the techniques that every parent can do with their kids to give them the best chance to succeed in school and beyond. It’s just good parenting—and better test scores are icing on the cake.
Author: Aristotle Circle
Release Date: 2012-11-01
This New York City Gifted & Talented Assessment Program Practice Test for Kindergarten entry will help prepare your child for this new entry test and demystify the test content. The New York City Department of Education has implemented significant changes to the Gifted & Talented (G&T) admissions test for the 2013/2014 admissions year. Students wishing to apply to G&T programs must now take a test that consists of Non-Verbal and Verbal tests vastly different from previous years. The Nonverbal test measures reasoning and problem-solving skills through Pattern Completion, Reasoning By Analogy, Serial Reasoning, and Spatial Visualization Question Types. This test is worth 2/3 of your child’s total score. The Verbal test measures verbal comprehension and verbal reasoning through Aural Reasoning, Following Directions, and Arithmetic Reasoning Question Types. This test is worth 1/3 of your child’s total score. Just like the official New York City Gifted & Talented test, this practice test consists of Non-Verbal and Verbal tests with questions structured and presented similar to the actual test. Our Performance Guidelines will help identify your child’s strong and weak areas to best prepare for test day. Aristotle Circle's goal is to give parents choices and expert advice to make informed decisions. In addition to practice tests, we offer test preparation materials, child assessments, tutoring, and expert advisory services to help navigate the admissions and education process, from pre-school to post-graduate level.
Author: Clara Hemphill
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Release Date: 2005
For nearly a decade, parents have looked to Clara Hemphill to help them find a great public school for their child. For this third edition, Clara and her staff visited nearly 500 of New York City's elementary schools and chose 200 of the best schools to recommend, with more than 70 new school profiles not included in the previous edition! This essential guide uncovers the inside scoop on schools (the condition of the building, homework, teacher quality, etc.), includes a checklist of questions to ask on a school tour, and incorporates new listings of charter schools and magnet programs.
Author: Pi for Kids
Release Date: 2014-08-01
The book, OLSAT Practice Test is designed for Kindergarten and 1st grade students. Apart from providing tools to prepare children for the standardized gifted and talented exams, we also want to make sure that the exercises are fun and attractive. We use colorful pictures and interactive matching exercises to help children learn the necessary ideas for the test. Early education plays a significant role in the child's attitude towards learning for the rest of his or her life. When they are young, children are naturally curious and desire to explore everything. Many states in our country have created special gifted and talented programs to allow children access to a more vigorous education. To accept students to the programs, most school systems require children to take tests. The OLSAT is one of the most common tests used across the country for entry into gifted and talented school programs. The test is designed to assess Verbal Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Pictorial Reasoning, Figural Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. Our goal is assist you in your journey to supporting the motivation, learning and development of your child.
Designed to present critical thinking skills to young students who may not have mastered reading skills. Seven different thinking skills--relationships, analogies, sequences, deduction, inference, pattern decoding, and critical analysis--are presented in a format designed to appeal to the prereader.
Author: The L. I. B The L.I.B Child Development Association
Release Date: 2015-07-08
Intelligent test secrets revealed for the first time. This book uncovers the various types of questions that children are being asked on different intelligence and gifted programs evaluation tests and provides the tools that will allow children to excel and maximize their potential. Many grade-school children are required to take intelligence evaluation tests or gifted-program qualification tests. These tests are usually aimed at predicting the child's ability to participate and cope with tasks that require a high intelligence level. The tests pretend to be objectives and provide a non-biased indication of the child's ability. However, studies have shown that this is not the case, and children who were prepared and practice similar tests get significantly higher results. True, someone who is not intelligent will not be able to get high results even after massive training. Still, training allows gifted, intelligent children to realize their full ability and make the most of the stressful test situation; 10%-25% improvement is guaranteed for every child.In this book you will find over seventy sample tests, covering twelve different types of questions, including: * General knowledge and vocabulary* Verbal comprehension* Conceptual relations* Shape sequences and matrices * Arithmetic problem solving and series * Pattern recognitionIn addition to the sample tests, a thorough explanation for all types of questions is provided, covering all possible variations, demonstrating the best methods and strategies and providing useful tips and tricks. This is the only available book that provides this kind of thorough preparation for all types of IQ tests, through fun parent-child quality-time bonding experiences.
Author: Bryan Burchers
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"My students made six times more As...why hasn't anyone thought of this before?" - Melissa Skinner, High School English Teacher No longer do students have to try to memorize long boring vocabulary lists by using archaic rote memory techniques. Vocabulary Cartoons makes learning vocabulary fun and easy by using brain-friendly memory aids in the form of visual and rhyming mnemonics. A mnemonic is a device used to improve memory. It helps you remember something by associating it with something you already know. Mnemonic devices have been used in many forms including keywords, acronyms, rhymes, poems, songs and visual aids. For example, you may remember this mnemonic from grade school, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two." This helps you remember when Chistopher Columbus discovered America. Vocabulary Cartoons incorporates a visual and rhyming mnemonic for every vocabulary word. Students learned 72% more words with 90% retention in actual school tests. This book is a must for visual learners, ADD, ESE and all college bound students. Excellent teaching resource for improving standardized test scores like the common core, SAT, and ACT. All 290 words found in this book are taken from SAT and ACT word lists and after every ten words there is a matching and fill-in-the-blank review quiz. Recommended for 7th - 12th grade students.
This books is a great resource for students who are planning to appear for the CogAT test for getting into Grade 2 (i.e. current 1st grade students). This book also includes useful tips for preparing for the CogAT test. This books has one full length test similar in format to the actual test that will be administered in the CogAT Test. This test has been authored by experienced professional, verified by educators and administered to students who planned on appearing for the CogAT test. This book has 9 sections as listed below Section 1: Picture Analogies Section 2: Sentence Completion Section 3: Picture Classification Section 4: Number Analogies Section 5: Number Puzzles Section 6: Number Series Section 7: Figure Matrices Section 8: Paper Folding Section 9: Figure Classification We have responded to feedback from our customers. The book now includes additional challenging problems that your child can solve to prepare for the test. The book also includes explanation all 9 sections and the bonus problems in this book.
The CogAT(r) (Cognitive Abilities Test(r)) is given in conjunction with the Iowa Assessments, Form E to provide an Ability Profile score that indicates both the level and pattern of a student's ability. These tests can be used to determine eligibility for Gifted and Talented programs. The Level 5/6 test is given to students in Kindergarten. Contact your school for more information about requirements for admission into the Gifted and Talented program at your school. The CogAT(r), Form 7 test was designed so that students who speak any language could be tested. Each session can be completed regardless of native language because all the questions use pictures only. The sentence completion section is optional and can be read to the students in either English or Sp
Smartie Book Wipe Clean (RE-USABLE) Activity Book offers 90 pages full of colorful content including practice questions, stickers and fun and exciting activities. The book is geared for children in preschool and kindergarten, ages 3-6 and covers key NNAT-2 topics tested during Gifted and Talented exams. Activity Book includes: 166 questions focused on: Shape Creation, Classifications, Series Completion, Pattern and Puzzle Completion, Analogies, Serial Reasoning, and Spatial Visualization. The book also includes 3 sheets of stickers, 7 fun activities, and dry erase pen.
Author: Gifted and Talented Test Prep Team
Publisher: Gifted & Talented CoGAT Test Prep Team
Release Date: 2017-08-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
This gifted and talented test preparation book contains a full-length CogAT(R) Form 7 Kindergarten practice test, which provides gifted and talented CogAT test preparation. This Level 5/6 (Grade K) test will prepare your child for the Cognitive Abilities Test , an exam used for admission to US gifted and talented programs, including GATE.