NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

Gifted testing flash cards for OLSAT test prep available
June 28, 2017, 12:20 pm
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Testing Mom launched their new Gifted Testing Flashcards to prepare for OLSAT test

Are you looking for something fun, fast and flashy to prepare for the NYC gifted and talented test? Look no further! The folks over at Testing Mom have launched their new Gifted Testing Flashcards available on Amazon (free delivery with Prime!).  These cards help your child learn the concepts and word that he or she must know to do well on the OLSAT test for the NYC gifted and talented program. Think of these are pre-prep to the actual prep of the practice questions. You need to make sure your child knows these concepts and words prior to doing any type of practice tests with him or her.

Here’s the breakdown of what you get with these flashcards:

  • 72 cards in the box
  • Over 175 concepts taught to your child
  • Your child will learn concepts like top-middle-bottom, up-down, next-beside-near and tons more!
  • These are geared for pre-K, kindergarten, first 2nd grade students.

These featured the Testing Mom Space Babies that allow your child to have fun and learn at the same time! They will want to play and engage while learning these concepts. It’s also a great way to bond with your child while preparing for the OLSAT test. Learning these sections of the test:

  • Ability to follow directions
  • Aural reasoning
  • Listening skills
  • Verbal skills
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Language and vocabulary

Here are a few of the many benefits of using the flashcards:

  • Reduces screen time.
  • Engages both you and your child.
  • They are re-usable and you can mix it up.
  • Great family time before bed or first thing in the morning!
  • Awesome for long trips in the car or on the plane.
  • Get grandma and grandpa involved with prepping. Have them play the cards with your child (fun for all!)
  • Not only helps with testing, it helps with school success! Helps your child make more A’s!

Gifted Testing Flashcards to practice for OLSAT and other popular verbal tests for gifted and talented programs.

These cards will help parents prepare their kids for the New York City Gifted and Talented test verbal section. It’s for these grades:

  • OLSAT verbal test level A
    • for Pre-K and Kindergarten entry
  • OLSAT verbal test level B
    • For first grade students entering second grade


Free Practice Questions for the OLSAT Test

Below are some free practice questions for the OLSAT test (Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test). These are just a few of the types of of questions your child will be presented on the OLSAT exam for entrance into the New York City Gifted and Talented Program.

What is the OLSAT test? The OLSAT (the Otis–Lennon School Ability Test) is designed to access your child’s performance across a wide variety of reasoning skill sets. It is an intelligence test that can be given in a group setting, so schools use it frequently to assess children for gifted and talented programs like the one in New York City.  This year, the OLSAT test score accounts for 2/3 of the grade for entrance into the program. For pre-K children the OLSAT test is most often given one-on-one.  For older children, it is administered in small groups with a test proctor.  The pictures on the test are black and white but it’s good to practice with color pictures to keep your child more engaged when preparing for the OLSAT test. You can get more free practice questions on Testing Mom.

The OLSAT assesses both Verbal and Nonverbal skills.  Here is how it breaks down:

  • OLSAT Verbal Comprehension – Following directions, antonyms, sentence arrangement, sentence completion
  • OLSAT Verbal Reasoning – Logical selection, verbal analogies, verbal classification, inference
  • OLSAT Pictorial Reasoning – Picture classification, picture analogies, picture series
  • OLSAT Figural Reasoning – Figural classification, figural analogies, figure series
  • OLSAT Quantitative Reasoning – (for Levels E – G  – grades 4th and above) Number series, numeric inference, number matrix

1) Do you see these 3 rows of boxes with designs inside? In the top row the designs go together in a certain way. In the second row, the designs go together in the same way as the designs in the top row. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which one of the 4 designs goes with the bottom 2 designs the same way the designs in the top 2 rows go together?

2) Point to the clock that reads 4 hours earlier than 5 o’clock

3) Which of these is the widest?

NYC DOE announces OSLAT test dates and free OLSAT test prep questions

I’ve been religiously checking every day for OLSAT test updates and the NYC DOE just posted gifted and talented testing dates and information on the DOE site.

Also, if you’d like 6 FREE OLSAT test prep questions for the NYC gifted and talented program let me know and I’ll email you the link on how to retrieve them. These are OLSAT sample questions from a new OLSAT test prep book that was just released a few short weeks ago. Email me for details: Thanks – Michael Continue reading