NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

A little OLSAT Test Trivia!
October 14, 2011, 2:05 pm
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The OLSAT exam is the more common term for the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test. It is given to school age children from kindergarten all throughout the first grade to twelfth grade. Although, in NYC the OLSAT is usually only given for pre-K to 2nd grade for admission into the NYC gifted and talented. It is usually given per grade level and it is a sit down exam with paper and pencil unless the child is in PreK then the child can point to the correct answer. The OLSAT exam main objective is to measure the students’ math, reading, and comprehension, quantitative and spatial reasoning skills. Apart from the pre-kindergarten students, the OLSAT exam is given and administered per group. The OLSAT test results can take anywhere from 2 weeks up to 2 months. You can get free OLSAT samples on

Published by Pearson Education, Inc the OLSAT exam is now on its eight editions. Since its first publication in 1979, the OLSAT is a valuable tool for educators in the assessment of their students learning and exceptional skills. The following are the suggested OLSAT exam levels for students: Kinder- OLSAT exam level A; First grade to Third grade OLSAT exam levels B, C and D. For 4th and 5th grade students, they will take OLSAT exam level E, while 6th grade students to 8th grade take OLSAT level F and finally those in Grade 9 to 12 take the OLSAT exam level G. These levels evaluate the students learning skills and their scholastic achievements in school within the same grade. Correspondingly, this will help educators to focus on the strength and weaknesses of their students which needs to be addressed.

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