(PRWEB) November 07, 2011
With so many forms of standardized testing thrown at school-age children in today’s educational system, it can be overwhelming to find the right test prep materials for your child. An ally in this struggle, Bright Kids NYC (http://www.brightkidsnyc.com) has been taking the guesswork out of the process for years now, providing the top materials on the market for the OLSAT®, ERB, Stanford-Binet, NNAT® and CogAT®. Bright Kids NYC is now offering top of the line practice tests for the CogAT® Form 7, which was recently updated from the CogAT® Form 6, to aid parents in giving their children the edge they need to succeed.
Competitively priced with an easy to understand layout, the CogAT® 7 Practice Test has been created to reflect the changes that have occurred since the test was updated from the CogAT® 6. The new CogAT® 7 makes the test more accessible and valid for new English learners. What used to be referred to as the Primary Battery in Form 6 is now in picture format, ensuring that young students whose first language is not English or students who are not as verbally advanced are not discriminated against when taking the CogAT® test. Only one subtest, Sentence Completion, now requires comprehension of oral language. There have also been changes in the Quantitative Battery. The Quantitative Relations and Equation Building subtests of Form 6 have been replaced with Number Analogies and Number Puzzles in Form 7. Another important change is that the Form 7 levels are referred to differently than the Form 6 levels. CogAT® 7 levels correspond to a student’s age, with an eight-year-old taking Level 8, instead of the letter system used with the CogAT® 6.
The CogAT® is designed primarily for use in schools in order to evaluate general cognitive abilities that are fundamental to achieving instructional objectives at each grade. The test is used as an entrance exam into many Gifted and Talented programs. Check with your child’s school to determine if he or she will be taking the CogAT® 6 or the CogAT® 7, as not all schools will switch to the CogAT® 7 right away.
Currently, practice tests are available for CogAT® Form 7 levels for kindergarten entry and first grade entry (Levels 5/6 and 7), with the rest of the series to be completed by the end of the year. Books are available for purchase at http://www.brightkidsnyc.com.
About Bright Kids: Bright Kids NYC Inc. was founded in New York City to educate parents about standardized tests through workshops and consultations and to prepare young children for such tests through assessments, tutoring, and publications. Our philosophy is that regardless of age, test taking is a skill that can be acquired and mastered through practice.