OLSAT Test Prep Level A

OLSAT Test Prep Level A

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OLSAT Test Prep Level A
The OLSAT test is a multiple-choice assessment that measures reasoning skills with several different verbal, non-verbal, figural, and quantitative reasoning questions. But while schools administer the OLSAT for admissions into gifted programs, it can also be used as an assessment tool to find student strengths and deficiencies. And that is why we are including OLSAT Test Prep Level A in our curriculum kits. The sample problems will teach your child how to think and tackle the many different styles of questions. OLSAT Test Prep Level A will also give you insights into your child’s ability to follow directions. Additionally, it can shed light on your child’s general knowledge and competencies. By working through OLSAT Test Prep Level A with your child, you should find that as his critical thinking skills improve, so does his performance in other subjects. A Seal of Approval winner by The National Parenting Center, OLSAT Test Prep Level A includes instructions, test strategy, practice tests, and enough spiraling practice questions to help your child gain mastery.

From the Publisher:
The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® (OLSAT®), published by Pearson Education Inc., measures cognitive abilities relating to success in school. The test has several levels that correspond to different grade levels or age ranges. The test is comprised of two main sections: Verbal and Nonverbal. Each of these is further broken into specific sections that vary by level and include a mix of reasoning and thinking activities.

The OLSAT® is one of the most commonly used assessments for identifying gifted children during elementary school-age years—as an entrance test to a talented and gifted program; or as a prescriptive assessment tool to find student strengths and deficiencies. In short, the OLSAT® has the capability to answer many questions regarding your student’s abilities across both verbal and nonverbal spectrums.

Most test preparation products try to mimic sample problems provided by the test publisher. They offer smaller, cheaper practice activities—often without proper instruction of the concepts being assessed—to try to prep students for the test. This teaching-to-the-test approach leaves students vulnerable to variations of problems that they are likely to encounter in a test.

The authors of this book analyzed the thinking skills and academic concepts targeted in the OLSAT® Level A to create a powerful test prep product that teaches beyond the test. It also improves students’ critical thinking skills so they also perform better in school.

Our test preparation approach is to provide students:
  • Instructions on targeted test skills
  • Important test scoring strategy
  • Four Practice Tests--enough spiraling practice questions to help students feel confident in the skills being tested.
  • Features
    Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
    Authors: Amanda S. McMahan and Michael O. Baker
    ISBN: 978-1-60144-965-8
    Format: Paperbook
    Reproducible? Yes Pages: 136, Color
    Faith-based: No

    Awards and Endorsements:
    Winner – Seal of Approval – The National Parenting Center!
    OLSAT Test Prep Level A Review by One Luckey Wife

    review by One Luckey Wife

    ”This test prep book doesn’t focus on any specific subject but rather it assesses cognitive abilities.”

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    OLSAT Test Prep Level A Review by The M Word

    review by The M Word

    ”Using these test preps helps me determine where my child is with her skill level, what we need to work on some more, and what she's excelling at.”

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    OLSAT Test Prep Level A Review by The Coulter Coop

    review by The Coulter Coop

    ”It is a challenging, but really fun, critical thinking tool that we keep in our morning basket.”

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    Brook M.
    Great tool for developing critical thinking!

    We purchased this to use as a critical thinking tool but you can also use it as a test or practice test. There are 4 full length practice tests which we are working through with our little one and it is really improving her thinking skills.

    April H.
    Neat Test!

    We have not taken the complete test yet. We are still trying to finish up our Kindergarten Curriculum. However, we do some verbal testing with it, and are super excited to do "the real thing."We love everything critical thinking!


    This book was challenging for my son but as we dialogued through each problem, he was quickly able to grasp the concepts.