With each of its Chinese, Spanish, and Russian OLSAT® practice tests, the Bright Kids team of certified curriculum developers aims to familiarize students with the test’s content and structure.
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2012
To correspond with the start of school and the imminent testing season, Bright Kids NYC is proud to release its first practice tests for the OLSAT® Level A in languages other than English, starting with Chinese and Spanish, which are out now and ready for purchase at their online store. A Russian edition will be released by the end of September 2012. These practice tests in foreign languages – the first of their kind – are faithful representations of the OLSAT® Level A taken by children entering kindergarten and the first grade.
The OLSAT© 8, the latest version of the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test®, is a multiple choice cognitive ability test that is administered throughout the United States for placement into gifted and talented programs at public and private schools. In New York City, the OLSAT® is administered in conjunction with the NNAT®2 for entry into the public school system’s gifted and talented program. The NYC Department of Education offers the OLSAT® in ten languages other than English, including Traditional Chinese, Spanish, and Russian. Coupled with the NNAT®2, which measures nonverbal ability, this test provides an assessment of general ability that does not discriminate against students whose first language is not English.
With each of its, Spanish, Russian, and Traditional Chinese OLSAT® Level A Practice Tests, the Bright Kids team of certified curriculum developers aims to familiarize students with the test’s content and structure. Bright Kids believes that, regardless of age, test-taking is a skill that can be acquired and mastered through practice. They contend that children familiar with the format of the OLSAT®, who practice the concepts covered beforehand, should perform well on the test.
Thanks to Bright Kids, children who speak Chinese, Spanish, and Russian will be able to practice taking the OLSAT® in their language of choice and comfort with the release of the OLSAT® Practice Test Level A – Chinese, Spanish, and Russian Editions (Kindergarten and 1st Grade Entry). Each 60-question practice test includes an overview of the OLSAT® Level A; the content of the Verbal and Nonverbal subtests; the descriptions and distribution of question types; the scoring methodology; a full-length Level A practice test; test administration guidelines; a removable children’s booklet; and an answer key.
Befitting its mission to prepare children for standardized tests through assessments, tutoring, and publications, Bright Kids is pleased to produce books like these that represent the diversity of New York (its founding city and headquarters) and the languages that flourish in its boroughs and environs. By publishing practice tests in Chinese, Spanish, and Russian, Bright Kids has responded to the call for test prep materials in foreign languages.
As a result, more students in New York and beyond will have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills tested by the OLSAT®, including following directions; aural and arithmetic reasoning; analogies; classifications; series; and pattern matrices.
Order the OLSAT® Level A practice test in Chinese and Spanish today! The Russian edition can be purchased soon – at the end of September 2012.