OLSAT Level B Test Prep - Tips, Samples, and More
Is your 1st grader about to take the OLSAT Level B? TestPrep-Online offers all the OLSAT Test prep material that your child needs to succeed on the test. NEW! TestPrep-Online now offers audio instructions for these questions types: Following Directions, Aural Reasoning, Arithmetic Reasoning.
About the OLSAT Level BThe OLSAT Level B is administered to children in 1st grade, who are typically six years old. The OLSAT is used by educators to measure verbal and nonverbal skills and is a popular tool which schools use to identify gifted children.
For many children, 1st grade is a transition period in which they move slowly from a world of play into a world of abstract concepts. Children are introduced to time, money, and other symbols and ideas. Questions on the OLSAT (1st grade entry) assess abstract processes such as ability to visualize certain situations, grasp main ideas, draw inferences, and predict outcomes. Additionally, pictorial reasoning questions are a large focus of the OLSAT Level B. For example, 1st graders will encounter questions in which they will need to select the picture that does not belong in a set of five pictures. Read more about OLSAT question types.
In Virginia Beach, VA, the OLSAT is administered to 1st grade students as part of the admissions process for gifted programs. Find out more about gifted testing in your school district.
How to Prepare for the OLSATThe more familiar your child is with the OLSAT Level B, the better s/he will perform on the test. TestPrep-Online invites you to learn more about our tailored, online OLSAT Level B practice packs which include hundreds of practice questions, full-length tests, study guides, as well as the OLSAT Video Academy*. Check out our OLSAT Level B practice test pack.
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OLSAT Test FormatThe OLSAT contains 60 questions (30 verbal and 30 nonverbal), with a total of 77 minutes to complete the test from start to finish. Since not all children in the 1st grade are fluent readers, directions, examples, and questions are read aloud to the students. If your child is not proficient in English, you may request that s/he take the test in another language.
While preparing for the OLSAT Level B, the instructions for each question should be read aloud (once) to the child, as is done on the OLSAT Level B. TestPrep-Online conveniently provides audio instructions for the following question types: Following Directions, Aural Reasoning, Arithmetic Reasoning.
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