Analogies for Critical Thinking

Author: Ruth Foster
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1420631667
Format: PDF, ePub
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Approach analogies as puzzles. To solve them, students need to use cognitive processes and critical-thinking skills. These exercises present word and/or picture relationships in several different ways. The goal is to develop skills in visual imagery, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, reasoning and test-taking.

Stanford 10 Workbook

Author: Kaplan
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
ISBN: 9781427796530
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Stanford 10 Workbook, Grade 3 includes: *2 full-length practice tests *Detailed practice test answers and explanations *Thorough explanations of each question type and a step-by-step guide on how to tackle testmaker traps *Score-Increasing pedagogy and strategies

OLSAT Practice Test Level B

Author: Bright Kids NYC
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935858003
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The OLSAT®, the latest version of the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test®, is a multiple choice "school ability" test that is administered throughout the United States for Placement into various gifted and talented programs. This 68- question OLSAT® practice test, which includes eight sample questions for first grade (second grade entry), is intended to help familiarize children with the OLSAT® test content and structure. Understanding the format and the content of the test will enable children to perform to the best of their ability.

Gifted and Talented Test Preparation

Author: Gateway Gifted Resources
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997943900
Format: PDF
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Doctor, veterinarian, astronaut... what does your kid want to be when they grow up? Kids dream big when it comes to what they'll do in life. (And they should ) Congratulations on taking the first steps in helping your child make the most of this educational journey and achieve their dreams. Gaining acceptance to a coveted gifted and talented program or earning a spot in a sought-after, selective school could determine your child's educational path - or even his or her future career. When it comes to gifted test prep, don't risk your son or daughter being unprepared and underperforming on test day. In order to help maximize your child's chances at passing the gifted and talented admissions test, (s)he must be familiar with test material AND be able to focus on test material (for longer than the typical 4-5 minute attention span of most young kids ). This book offers a chance to do both. This focuses on three aptitude tests commonly used for gifted program screening: the OLSAT(R) (Level A), NNAT2(R) (Level A), and the COGAT(R) (Level 5/6). Ensure your child has sufficient experience in answering test questions, thanks to the book's 200+ practice questions Make sure (s)he has acquired the mental stamina to focus on test questions with the book's practice tests (the book's "Practice Question Sets") for the OLSAT(R), NNAT2(R), and COGAT(R). Pinpoint your child's areas of strength/weakness with the practice test answer key Capture your child's attention with bright, colorful illustrations and fun characters: 100 full-color pages Covers each of the test's sections: OLSAT(R) (10 test sections), NNAT2(R) (2 test sections), COGAT(R) (9 test sections) Exercises focus on cognitive skill-building, reasoning skills, and problem solving abilities through questions involving analogies, classification, pattern completion, serial patterns, following directions, and gifted test vocabulary. Engaging young, creative, and boisterous minds with test prep material is challenging - that's why this book features fun characters, child-friendly themes, and colorful illustrations. Such engagement can help kids retain the information they'll learn in this book - and then apply it on test day What are your kids dreams - to be a scientist, engineer, or perhaps...president? Help them dream big and take the first steps on this exciting educational journey. YOU are your child's best teacher, and this book is here to help (COGAT(R) is a registered trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. OLSAT(R) and NNAT2(R) are trademarks of Pearson Education. These test publishers are not affiliated with Gateway Gifted Resources and do not endorse this product.)

Puzzles for Young Children Preparing Little Ones for Gifted and Talented Tests and Private School Admissions

Author: Michael Wallach
Publisher: Central Park Tutors
ISBN: 9780998834009
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Today nearly all American children at the age of 4, 5 or 6 must take an intelligence test of some sort. The results of this test can have a profound impact on their future education for years to come. The good news is that learning the art of intelligence tests can be a joyous, playful process that builds on the natural curiosity and brilliance of all children. As leading experts in test preparation, Central Park Tutors has put together a groundbreaking book of puzzles to prepare your little ones for testing, with an in depth introduction that gives parents and teachers the guidance they need to understand both admissions tests and how to work with their children best to use the ingenious ways children naturally learn. Each puzzle covers a key form of reasoning on kindergarten and first grade admissions tests- designed in large format, in rich color, and on a single page to allow your child to observe and consider the puzzle at length. The puzzles are ordered by skill level and reasoning type, and directly across from each puzzle are hints so that you have immediate access to guidance that can help your child learn the techniques that will make them independent puzzle-solvers. -Puzzles For Young Children- helps parents and teachers bring out the joy in young children's learning, apply their innate brilliance to intelligence testing, and to bring out the very best in their children's test scores.

Olsat r Practice Test Gifted and Talented Prep for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Author: Pi for Kids
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781500720483
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The book, OLSAT Practice Test is designed for Kindergarten and 1st grade students. Apart from providing tools to prepare children for the standardized gifted and talented exams, we also want to make sure that the exercises are fun and attractive. We use colorful pictures and interactive matching exercises to help children learn the necessary ideas for the test. Early education plays a significant role in the child's attitude towards learning for the rest of his or her life. When they are young, children are naturally curious and desire to explore everything. Many states in our country have created special gifted and talented programs to allow children access to a more vigorous education. To accept students to the programs, most school systems require children to take tests. The OLSAT is one of the most common tests used across the country for entry into gifted and talented school programs. The test is designed to assess Verbal Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Pictorial Reasoning, Figural Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. Our goal is assist you in your journey to supporting the motivation, learning and development of your child.

Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment

Author: R. Steve McCallum
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319506048
Format: PDF
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The second edition of this comprehensive volume presents methods for nonverbal assessment of diverse individuals, such as persons with speech or hearing deficits, limited English skills, or emotional problems. Chapters provide a contemporary context for nonverbal evaluations, accompanied by descriptions of best practices in detecting bias in cognitive tests, multicultural assessment, cross-battery assessment of nonverbal cognitive ability, and psychological and physiological influences on assessment. The book discusses nonverbal assessment of cognition and intelligence as well as related domains, such as academic skills, neurocognitive functioning, personality, and behavior issues. Guidelines for using common nonverbal assessment tools and strategies feature the most up-to-date information on administration and scoring, psychometric properties, and strengths and limitations. Best practices for testing diverse children and adults and using reliable, valid, and fair assessment instruments are emphasized throughout the book. Featured instruments in the Handbook include: The Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test, Second Edition (UNIT2). The newest version of the Leiter International Performance Scale (Leiter-3). The Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability (WNV). The Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence, Second Edition (CTONI-2). The Test of Nonverbal Intelligence. The General Ability Measure for Adults (GAMA). The Second Edition of the Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment is a must-have resource for researchers and graduate students in school and clinical child psychology, speech and language pathology, educational technology, social work, and related disciplines as well as clinicians, professionals, and in-service educators of diverse students.

Olsat Practice Test Grade 5 and 6

Author: Bright Minds Publishing
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781500817862
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This books is a great resource for students who are planning to appear for the OLSAT test for getting into Grade 5 or Grade 6. This book include one full length practice tests. This book also includes useful tips for preparing for the OLSAT test. This test has been authored by experienced professional, verified by educators and administered to students. Each practice test has problems in the following categories: - Antonyms - Sentence Completion - Sentence Arrangement - Logical Selection - Word and Letter Matrices - Verbal Analogies - Verbal Classification - Logical Interences - Figural Analogies - Pattern Matrices - Figural Series - Number Sequences - Number Inferences - Number Matrices This books is distributed in Black and White print (and not in color).

Testing for Kindergarten

Author: Karen Quinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416596769
Format: PDF, ePub
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Karen Quinn has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to prepare their children for testing, and Testing For Kindergarten is her ultimate, comprehensive guide to having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. Whether your child is going to a private kindergarten or a public school, he or she will most likely be tested—and placed in classrooms according to those results. But information about intelligence tests is closely guarded, and it can be difficult to understand what your kids need to know. As an expert who has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to work with their own children, Karen Quinn has written the ultimate guide to preparing your child for kindergarten testing. The activities she suggests are not about “teaching to the test.” They are about having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. From the “right” way to have a conversation to natural ways to bring out your child’s inner math geek, Quinn shares the techniques that every parent can do with their kids to give them the best chance to succeed in school and beyond. It’s just good parenting—and better test scores are icing on the cake.