About the OLSAT Level D

Students in the 3rd grade typically take the OLSAT Level D, which reflects the rich verbal and nonverbal cognitive development of students in the 3rd grade.

By the time students reach the 3rd grade, they have usually mastered and learned how to implement skills they have learned in previous grades. For example, students shift from learning to read to reading in order to learn. Thus, the OLSAT Level D focuses less on following directions and aural skills (both of which are already trivial for many 3rd graders) and focuses more on questions relating to verbal skills 3rd graders taking the OLSAT Level D are tested in both comprehension and vocabulary through finding antonyms and synonyms.

Pictorial reasoning questions are not used on the OLSAT Level D. Instead, quantitative reasoning skills are measured significantly more than in previous OLSAT-8 levels, suiting the present third grade math curriculum. Read more about all of the different question types on the OLSAT.

How to Prepare for the OLSAT

Help your 3rd grader start preparing today with TestPrep-Online, allowing him/her to perform his/her best on the OLSAT Test. Our all-inclusive OLSAT Level D Test prep pack includes the OLSAT Video Academy, available with most premium packs and levels, as well as study guides, and full-length practice tests.

OLSAT Test Format

The OLSAT Level D is quite different from OLSAT Levels A-C with regard to test content. The OLSAT Level D contains 64 questions (32 verbal, 32 nonverbal) and has two sections, and students have 50 minutes to complete the test. 3rd grade students are expected to be able to read and therefore questions are not read aloud.

OLSAT Level D Content

OLSAT 8
Test Level
Grade 3
Level D
Verbal  
Verbal Comprehension  
Following Directions  
Antonyms ✔️
Sentence Completion ✔️
Sentence Arrangement ✔️
Verbal Reasoning  
Aural Reasoning  
Arithmetic Reasoning ✔️
Logical Selection ✔️
Word/Letter Matrix ✔️
Verbal Analogies ✔️
Verbal Classification ✔️
Inference  
Nonverbal  
Pictorial Reasoning  
Picture Classification  
Picture Analogies  
Picture Series  
Figural Reasoning  
Figural Classification ✔️
Figural Analogies ✔️
Pattern Matrix ✔️
Figural Series ✔️
Quantitative Reasoning  
Number Series ✔️
Numeric Inference ✔️
Number Matrix ✔️

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