NYC Gifted & Talented Test

TEST INFORMATION


Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)

overview

The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) is one of two assessments on the NYC Gifted & Talented test given to children entering grades Kindergarten- 3rd grade. The OLSAT measures reasoning through multiple choice questions that evaluate your child’s verbal, non-verbal, figural and quantitative reasoning skills. 

While there are verbal and nonverbal sections on the entire OLSAT, the verbal section is used to evaluate your child for the NYC G&T. The NNAT is used to evaluate your child’s nonverbal skills. More specifically, the verbal sections assess verbal comprehension and verbal reasoning skills. Verbal comprehension questions measure the ability to manipulate or respond to information through listening to language (e.g. following directions). Verbal reasoning measure the ability to discover patterns or relationships and to solve problems through the use of language (e.g. aural reasoning and arithmetic reasoning). The number of questions depends on what level your child is given.

See the chart below to find out more about the levels of the OLSAT:

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free mini assessment

Download our free mini-assessment of the OLSAT (Level A) to begin practicing this test prep season. It includes some extra things to look for when preparing your child for a test. If you email your OLSAT and NNAT mini-assessment results to info@lileggheads.com, we’ll give you an evaluation session for 50% off.


Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) 

overview

The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) is one of two assessments on the NYC Gifted & Talented test given to children entering grades Kindergarten- 3rd grade. The NNAT measures your child’s ability to solve 48 logic and visual-spatial reasoning problems. This test is in blue and yellow.

The NNAT incorporates four subtypes. The subtypes included on your child test is determined by what level of test they are taking.

See below to find out what subtypes your child needs to know:

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free mini assessment

Download our free mini-assessment of the NNAT (Level A) to begin practicing this test prep season. It includes some extra things to look for when preparing your child for a test. If you email your OLSAT and NNAT mini-assessment results to info@lileggheads.com, we’ll give you an evaluation session for 50% off.