New York, NY (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
Responding to its customers’ growing interest in the OLSAT Levels A through C, Bright Kids NYC has revised its OLSAT preparation guide for kindergarten through 3rd grade entry, republishing the guide in discrete volumes – one for Level A (K and 1st grade entry) and one for Levels B and C (2nd and 3rd grade entry).
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 Programs.
The OLSAT is divided into verbal and nonverbal reasoning sections. Skills tested by the OLSAT Levels A through C verbal subtests include following directions, aural reasoning and arithmetic reasoning. The nonverbal subtests include analogies, classifications, series, and pattern matrices. All questions are multiple-choice and utilize pictures or figural designs to assess general knowledge, thinking, and problem solving skills.
To better prepare students for the OLSAT Levels A through C, the in-house curriculum developers at Bright Kids NYC have rewritten their preparation guide, taking into account the exam’s differences by level. While the skills tested by the OLSAT Levels A through C are the same, the questions that children encounter on the exam grow in difficultly level by level. For those reasons, Bright Kids NYC is splitting its OLSAT preparation guide into two volumes for the newest edition.
The first volume, OLSAT Preparation Guide Level A (K and 1st Grade Entry), focuses on younger children and includes administration guidelines tailored specifically to kids in pre-K and kindergarten. For example, for pre-K students, the guide recommends plentiful rest periods during the test.
Both OLSAT Preparation Guide Level A (K and 1st Grade Entry) and OLSAT Preparation Guide Levels B and C (2nd and 3rd Grade Entry) contain Instructions and Questions for Children. Questions are written and designed to be true to the actual OLSAT tests, as children familiar with the format of the OLSAT – and who practice the concepts covered beforehand – tend to perform well on the tests. The Instructions book includes scripts to read aloud.
Bright Kids NYC is proud to play a part in helping children succeed when taking the OLSAT. Their OLSAT Preparation Guide Level A (K and 1st Grade Entry) and OLSAT Preparation Guide Levels B and C (2nd and 3rd Grade Entry) are available now, just in time for testing season. Order yours today!