1 -How long is the test?

The OLSAT exam is an untimed test, but can usually be finished in about an hour for level A students and a hour-and-a-half for levels B and level C students.

2- How are the levels determined?

Level A – 4 and 5 year olds
Level B – 6 and 7 year olds
Level C-  7 and 8 year olds

3- Do the students have to write down there responses? 

All levels has the same amount of questions in NNAT test. Students need to look carefully and point to each answer and the teacher records if the response is correct or incorrect.  Level A students   do not need to write an answer, they just point to the answer and the teacher will bubble it in for them. For levels B and C students bubble in their answers for the OLSAT part of the test.

4- Where do they take the test?

Pre- K  students need to register at an assigned location for the specific date they wish for their child to take the test (usually it is done on weekends). Students in grades Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade (who are currently enrolled in public schools) will be given the test in their school from a trained teacher.  

5- What is the student to teacher ratio for the exam?

For Pre-K students the student instructor ratio is is one-to-one.  For students in grades Kindergarten, 1st , and 2nd grade the test is administered  in a small group at their school every school may use different ratios.

6- What happens if the student cries the day of the test?

If student begins crying during the test the proctor administering the test will try to calm the student down. If the student has already began the test and begins crying and they are not cooperative the test will be dismissed and they will have to retake the test next year. If the student did not begin to take the test they may be able to register for an alternative date. 

7- Are the parents allowed in the room during the test?

Parents are not allowed in the room while testing.

8- Will the students be required to speak during the test ?

The test doesn't require any verbal response, they just listen and choose an answer.

9- How many questions are on the test?

NNAT is made up of 48 questions.
OLSAT: This test is made up of non-verbal and verbal questions.  For example, which one doesn't belong questions and analogies are non-verbal because children need to use their own reasoning skills to get the correct answer.  Verbal questions do NOT refer to the child speaking.  It involves the child listening to the teacher when he/she is saying a mathematical number story or a reasoning story. After the teacher reads a loud the mathematical number story or reasoning story the child is required to recall the information in order to correctly answer the questions.  

The OLSAT portion of the exam is broken up into 3 parts:               

  • Which one doesn't belong (12 items for all grades)
  • Analogies (12 items for all grades)                                                
  • Listening (16 items for Pre-K and 36 items for grades K, 1, and 2) 
All questions are read just one time and can not be repeated.

10- Why do you feel my student should take the OLSAT class at your center?

OLSAT program helps students becoming familiar with the materials on the test and the format of the test. Our programs allows for the students to visit different locations for the mock test to prepare them for the day of the test. It also helps students improve on their listening skills so they can correctly answer the questions.  

11- How many questions are the students allowed to get wrong?

There is not specific number of questions the student is allowed to get wrong. The test is scored on a percentile basis. 

12- What is considered a passing score on the OLSAT exam?    

A minimum score of 90% is required to pass the exam. If a student receives a 97% or higher on their exam, they qualify to apply for statewide gifted and talented schools.  If a student passes the exam it does NOT guarantee that they will be admitted into the school of their choice.