About the OLSAT Level F

The OLSAT Level F is a standardized assessment comprised of both verbal and nonverbal questions measuring how well middle school students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades can cope with academic learning tasks. The OLSAT Level F is used by schools all over the country to identify gifted children for admission to schools and programs for gifted students.

Middle school is an interesting phase for students. Students tend to be more self-conscious about their changing bodies and are hyper aware of their own behaviors. Specifically, educational psychologists identify middle school as a difficult time for many students academically. Educational psychologists have found that though the thought process of many students in middle school becomes more complex, students are less academically motivated and confident about their scholastic skills and achievements. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that grades significantly drop during the first year of middle school when compared to grades in elementary school.

When your child is practicing for the OLSAT, explain to them that making mistakes is part of the learning process and learning takes time and effort. Studies show that students who adjust the best to middle school are students that believe that intelligence can change over time and is dynamic rather than stagnant. Students that have a black and white notion of intelligence and believe they are either “smart” or “dumb” have a more difficult time adjusting.

How to Prepare for the OLSAT

Practice makes perfect. The more familiar your child is with the OLSAT, the better he/she will do on the exam. Start your OLSAT test prep now:

Test Format

The OLSAT Level F contains 72 questions (36 verbal, 36 nonverbal) and students have up to 60 minutes to complete the test. Read more about the different question types that appear on the OLSAT.

OLSAT Level F Content

Test Level
Grade 6-8
Level F
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 ✔️
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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