NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

OLSAT Test – Verbal, Quantitative, and Spacial Reasoning
August 2, 2011, 11:37 am
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The OLSAT test, or Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, is a standardized test that is utilized in measuring abstract thinking and rational thinking or reasoning skills in elementary, junior high and high school age children. The OLSAT is administered in small groups for Pre-K, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade in pencil and paper method by a trained test proctor.

The test is broken down in five main sections covering verbal comprehension and reasoning, pictorial reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and figural reasoning. Each section of the test includes verbal and non-verbal abilities.

The OLSAT exam format is multiple choice and includes sections on verbal, quantitative and spatial reasoning. It additionally yields test results or scores in a total performance on the exam, as well as section-based scores in both verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

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Are the OSLAT tests simialr to the diagrammatic reasoning tests they have on this site?

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