Which NNAT level do 3rd and 4th graders take?

Schools often administer the NNAT D to 3rd and 4th grade students seeking placement in gifted and talented programs. The NNAT assesses reasoning skills by measuring nonverbal ability. In other words, the NNAT does not include any verbal directions. Students have 30 minutes to complete a total of 48 questions on the NNAT Level D for 3rd and 4th grade entry. The NNAT includes types of questions which children are often not exposed to at school. Therefore, it is important to familiarize your child with the NNAT prior to the day of the test.

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What types of questions are on the NNAT Level D?

The Level D NNAT includes four types of questions: Pattern Completion, Reasoning by Analogy, Serial Reasoning, and Spatial Visualization.

Pattern Completion questions:  These questions show a design from which a part is missing. The answer choices are different designs that might fit to the missing part of the original design. The student needs to choose the answer choice that would fit perfectly to the missing part.

Reasoning by Analogy questions: In these questions there are four boxes. In three of those boxes there are geometric shapes and the other box is empty. Between the two boxes in the top row there is a certain relation. The third box should have the same relation with one of the boxes in the answer choices. Students must understand the top row boxes' relation and apply it on the other box combined with one of the boxes in the answer choices.

Serial Reasoning: Serial Reasoning present a matrix comprised of boxes that contain geometric shapes. One of the boxes is empty and the student needs to determine which answer choice fits the missing part of the matrix. The student does so by realizing how the geometric objects change as one moves across the rows and down the columns.

Spatial Visualization: Spatial Visualization questions require students to mentally manipulate shapes. They present a matrix comprised of boxes. The boxes, besides one, are filled with geometric shapes. The boxes rows, columns or both are a series of manipulations that happen on the shapes inside of the boxes. The student needs to use his logic to determine which of the answer choices could fill the empty box.

Level Grade Pattern Completion Reasoning by Analogy Serial Reasoning Spatial Visualization
A Kindergarten    
B Grade 1  
C Grade 2
D Grades 3-4
E Grades 5-6
F Grades 7-9  
G Grades 10-12  

Prepare for the NNAT Level D Test!

Our NNAT preparation packs are specifically designed to fit your child’s level. If you have a third or fourth-grader about to take the NNAT Test, our NNAT Level D packs are sure to ensure progress, increase confidence, and maintain improvement. Interested? Sign up now for more information.

TestPrep-Online Preparing tips

Our Study Guide for Kids and a Parent Manual is available from the moment you start! Should you purchase the Premium Package the Video Academy will also be there for further assistance. These tools will help you understand what to expect from the test, what are the types of questions and how to deal with them.

Practice makes perfect! In our package you will find hundreds of questions organized in Drills. Each Drill focuses on a specific type of questions, helping you master each topic.
In case you find the Drills too difficult, you can always go back to watching the videos or reading the Study Guide.

Last but not least, our package includes three full-length NNAT Level D practice tests. These tests are meant to simulate the actual test in the best way possible. 
You can take the tests using two methods. The first method is called step-by-step and it allows you to face a question without the time pressure of the exam. You can use this method if you lack confidence or you feel time is pressuring you.
The second method is a timed test. This method is the best simulation for an actual NNAT test. When you feel confident and want to practice in the best way - this is your method.

Once you are done taking an exam, you can review it. You will get a report that shows which questions were answered wrongly, the amount of correct answers and your total score. Moreover, you will get a full explanation for each question. If you got a question wrong, the explanation will tell you what you did wrong and show you the correct way of solving that question. If you answered a question correctly, you can still see the explanation to introduce yourself to methods of question solving. You can use this report to identify your strengths and weaknesses and use this knowledge to put more effort on subjects that you feel less confident with.

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