Filed under: naglieri test, nnat test | Tags: nnat practice questions, nnat test
As you know, parents often confounded by NNAT practice test find the questions on this particular test difficult even for themselves, let alone their 4 year old talented tot!
The NNAT test, which is a non-verbal intelligence test designed to measure spatial reasoning and pattern recognition abilities in test takers, among other non-verbal skills, is believed to be a more accurate measure of intelligence in children because it takes a language neutral approach. Although the test is generally considered among the most fair assessment exams, many parents in New York City – where the NNAT is used extensively for entrance to public and private school gifted and talented programs – are confounded by the exam when they look over NNAT practice test questions with their children.
Each year, as parents across the city help their children get ready for taking the exam, practice test resources are sought out. Many organizations in the city and online are available to help parents locate and appropriately use NNAT-2 practice questions with their children. When reviewing exam questions, parents are consistently amazed at the difficulty of some of the questions that appear on the NNAT2 practice tests, making it that much more important that children get the chance to become familiar with the test question formats and thinking in the right terms to perform well on the NNAT practice test and the formal exam.
Filed under: OLSAT BRSA test prep for NYC gifted talented | Tags: naglieri non-verbal abilities test, nnat test, nnat-2 practice questions, nyc gifted talented
As many of you know, NYC gifted and talented testing starts today! (Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013). It’s hard to believe that another year of the New York City gifted testing has arrived. This year, the BSRA test (aka Bracken School Readiness Assessment) has been replaced with the much more difficult NNAT-2 test that uses progressive matrices when the child is testing. The NNAT test (Naglieri Non-verbal abilities test) was designed for a culturally neutral evaluation of a child’s nonverbal reasoning and general problem-solving ability, regardless of the primary language, culture or socioeconomic status.
We’ll see if this change to the Naglieri test has an impact on the number of students qualifying for a coveted seat in the New York City gifted and talented program.
Filed under: nnat test, NYC Gifted and Talented Program, OLSAT Test | Tags: nnat test, nyc gifted testing, OLSAT test
Well, details are slowly emerging about the changes to the NYC gifted testing for this upcoming here. According to the Wall Street Journal:
“In a broader overhaul than previously announced, the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, also known as the NNAT, will count for two-thirds of a student’s score, said city officials, who signed a three-year, $5.5 million contract with the testing company Pearson earlier this year. The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, or OLSAT, which increasing numbers of children had prepared for intensely, will drop to a third of the total from 75%.”
So, what does this mean? Well, with the NNAT test to account for two-thirds of score, I can tell you it means many less 99th percentiles than in previous years. Preparing for the NNAT-2 test is much more difficult than the test it replaced, the BSRA (Bracken School Readiness Assessment). We’ll see how parents respond once they get the full dose of what this change actually means to their child when faced with the questions that the NNAT2 test has to offer. Based upon sample questions from TestingMom.com I can tell you “this isn’t your brother’s Bracken!”. Many shattered dreams of G&T hopefuls will come to fruition as the NNAT and OLSAT test results come out in the spring of 2013.
Make sure you’re starting with preparing your talented tot with free questions from TestingMom.com.
New York City’s gifted and talented programs have always been among the nation’s most competitive and experts say the criteria for entry, including tests like the NNAT-2 (aka Naglieri) test, are about to get more difficult. Specifically, it is the gifted and talented testing of kindergarteners which is about to increase in difficulty. According to a recent article, the NNAT test added to NYC Gifted and Talented Program Assessment makes it even more imperative for parents to prepare their children with free practice questions from TestingMom.com.
In the past, NYC’s public schools utilized the Bracken School Readiness Assessment and the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test for the assessment of intelligence and heighten abilities in kindergarteners. Beginning late in 2012, the NYC testing program will replace the Bracken test with the NNAT test, which is a more difficult test for such young children.
While the NNAT test is believed by many to level the playing field for older children in terms of unbiased assessment of intelligence, it is more challenging for younger children given its focus on nonverbal, visual reasoning and abstract logic skills.
The Bracken test formerly accounted for 25% of the NYC’s gifted and talented assessment test, while the Otis-Lennon encompassed the other 75%. The NNAT test will now be 25% of the assessment, while the Otis-Lennon will continue to be the other three quarters of the exam. Because the NYC gifted and talented program and its assessment methodologies influence those throughout the rest of the nation, the addition of the NNAT test to the kindergarten-level exam is likely to set a precedent nationwide.