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When we received the results from our child’s NYC public schools gifted and talented test we noticed we could request to review the results of the pre-K gifted and talented test which is the OLSAT (otis-lennon school ability test). Although it’s not messaged as such, basically the OLSAT test is a IQ test of some sorts that our 4-year old child ended up taking. The OLSAT test NYC public schools is administered by a NYC DOE employee who came to our child’s pre-K to give her the exam. This OLSAT is the same exact exam for kindergarten NYC public school students, just a few questions less and the child of course doesn’t have to read at this poitn in taking the OLSAT exam for the NYC public schools for pre-K. Of course, right after our child took the OLSAT for NYC public schools we had to wait like all the other parents in NYC public schools for the OLSAT results from the pre-K test for NYC public schools.
We had our meeting at the DOE for NYC public schools to review the OLSAT test for the NYC public schools given to our 4-year old. The lady who showed us the test was very nice and informative. As we knew, she said it’s based upon the child’s birthday within 3-months so our child was only compared against other children within 3 months of her birthday. This makes sense since there can be a tremendous difference in abilities at that age within a few month period. We looked at the OLSAT test given by the NYC public schools and our child’s response to the pre-K OLSAT test version.
Reviewing the OLSAT test for NYC public schools given to our child was EXTREMELY useful. If you’re a parent out there whose child has taken the OLSAT for NYC public schools I’d recommend reviewing the exam. This allowed us the opportunity to see her verbal responses to the OLSAT test for the NYC public schools. This helped us identify areas that she was good at and areas of more work needed. Overall, we were VERY pleased with the ability to review the OLSAT test that our child took and provided great insights to us as parents.
Prior to our child taking the OLSAT test we did prepare her with practice items simliar to the ones on the OLSAT. We found great resources online so if you’d like to know about them let me know. Thanks! Michael M.
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