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OLSAT Test Prep Tips

Read these unique, up-to-date tips and recommendations given by test prep professionals to ensure your child’s success on the OLSAT.
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Tips on How to Prepare for the OLSAT

Step 1:

The first tip is to learn as much as you can about the OLSAT. It is especially helpful to talk to parents whose child has already taken the test, as they will give you tips from their experiences.

Step 2:

Find out what OLSAT test level your child will be taking: OLSAT Level A , OLSAT Level B, OLSAT Level C, OLSAT Level D, OLSAT Level E, OLSAT Level F, or OLSAT Level G and understand the format of the relevant OLSAT level (content, number of questions, testing time). See graph

Step 3:

Practice, practice, practice! Check out TestPrep-Online's OLSAT practice study packs.
  • Find a quiet study area that is conducive to studying.
  • Implement plenty of study breaks into your practice sessions.
  • Make a study schedule

Step 4:

Tips for the day of the test:
  • Be well rested.
  • Eat a nutritional breakfast. Foods rich in protein (such as eggs) are typically a good choice. Avoid eating foods that you are not used to.
  • Dress in layers so that you will be comfortable regardless of the room temperature.
  • Do a few practice problems which you have already done before to wake up your brain.
  • Don't try difficult questions you have never seen.
  • Arrive at the testing site early with at least two pencils.
  • Stay calm.
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OLSAT Tips for Young Children:

These tips are more specific for your young scholar (Pre-K- 2nd Grade) who will be taking the OLSAT Level A, OLSAT Level B, or OLSAT Level C.
  • Explain to your child that they are taking the OLSAT to demonstrate what they know and provide greater insight into how they learn.
  • Young children have a hard time sitting still for a long time, but staying focused is an essential skill needed for the test. Help your child practice staying focused on the task at hand.
  • Practice good listening skills with your child . Test administrators will read directions, examples and questions only once.
  • Children ages 4 and 5 learn through play. An important tip is to treat practicing for the OLSAT as a game. Have fun with your child and see it as an opportunity for you to bond and learn together.
  • Make sure your child understands that there is only one answer to every question. Children should understand that they need to read all potential answers before deciding on an answer.
  • Implement plenty of study breaks into your practice sessions to keep children engaged and sharp.
  • Learn more here about how to prepare your child for a gifted and talented test.

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TestGrade Pre-K and K
Level A
Grade 1
Level B
Grade 2
Level C
Grade 3
Level D
Level E
Level F
Level G


Verbal Comprehension

Following Directions


Sentence Completion

Sentence Arrangement

Verbal Reasoning

Aural Reasoning

Arithmetic Reasoning

Logical Selection

Word/Letter Matrix

Verbal Analogies

Verbal Classification



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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