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The Testing Survival Guide for OLSAT ® Test, CogAT ® Test, KBIT TM-2, Test ITBS ® Test, WPPSI TM Test, GATE Test, Stanford-Binet ® Test and More [Kindle Edition]

Testing Mom LLC

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Book Description

The Testing Survival Guide –Get Your Pre-K to 6th Grader Ready For Testing!
Testing For Gifted & Talented Programs or Testing For Private School Admissions.

The language you hear around testing sounds like a game of Scrabble – OLSAT®, CogAT®, BSRA®, GATE Testing, ERB, WPPSI™-III or IV, WISC™-IV, WNV™, Stanford-Binet 4 or 5®, NNAT-2®, Naglieri®, KBIT™-2, Raven’s Matrices®, RIAS®, TAG testing, MAP® Testing, Woodcock-Johnson® III Tests of Achievement, G&T programs, the list of acronyms goes on and on!

Perhaps you live in a school district where the best classrooms available are in the gifted program and everyone has their children tested before they even enter kindergarten. You might be applying your child to a competitive private school that requires an IQ test as part of the application. Or maybe you live in a city where all children start school in general education classrooms and gifted and talented testing doesn’t begin until 2nd or 3rd grade.

Whatever is the case, with so much riding on the outcome of these tests, you cannot leave the results to chance. The more you know about the various tests administered to children for school admissions, the more you can help your child succeed and get the best placement possible!

In this guide, we will explain the different types of tests children are given for school placement, show you 40 practice questions from various tests - CogAT test, OLSAT test, KBIT-2 test, Woodcock Johnson III test, NNAT-2 test, ITBS test and more! We tell you why it is important to prepare your child, and give you tips on how best to get your child ready for gifted and talented testing without creating too much stress!

The publishers and owners of the tests mentioned this guide were not involved in the creation and production of this guide. The publishers and owners of the particular test mentioned do not endorse or sponsor these practice activities and are not affiliated with referring to specific test providers are used for nominative purposes only: such trademarks are solely the property of their respective owners.

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  • Print Length: 52 pages
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  • Language: English
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great and Practical Testing Preparation Guide 14 Mar. 2012
By Ernest Miller - Published on
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It's no secret that standardized testing has become a bigger part of the school curriculum than it was twenty years ago. After seeing how some students struggle while a few others flourish, this leads some to ask is my child gifted? Parents are willing to spend hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars now to get an answer. Getting their child placed in the most advanced class possible is become a top priority. No student wants to be left behind and parents want to make sure their kid has any and every added edge imaginable to achieve success. That is where this handy little guide comes in.

My cousin had been talking to me for weeks about her daughter's entry into a new kindergarten program and of course she was very worried about it. She only wanted to give her daughter the very best and in today's world, the best sit with the rest of the gifted and talented children. Since we're family, I offered my assistance. I started doing a little bit of research here and there but every corner of the internet I scoured all pointed me back to books and study guides. After sorting through a dozen of these books I finally found this prize waiting for me.

I really got a kick out of this book and believed that this would be the one that would help ease my cousin's apprehension. It does a great job of explaining the type of testing that the children will go through as well as preparing parents to deal with the overall process. One of the most popular tests given is what is called the CogAT test (Cognitive Abilities Test or it can sometime be referred as the Readiness Test). Other school districts believe in using the GATE (Gifted and Talented Exam) to test potential students. No matter which test your school will be using, the end result will be the same and your child can be ready to face it using this wonderful guide.

My favorite part of the book is all of the sample questions given as examples. A lot of these questions have the same feel of those online IQ tests but takes them at a more practical approach so that children at every level can understand them. It offers more than a selection of questions. It gives explanation to each question as well as some hints to help promote learning and reasoning skills. Children can become surprisingly quick learners. If they were hit with these types of questions during the test day it may overwhelm their abilities. But, if they've seen and answered questions like these already, it will ease their tension and give them a much more relaxed testing experience.

There are 40 questions in this book with detailed hints and solutions as well as an extra 50 questions you receive by going to their website. When you reach the end of the book, you are given a few more tips just to help things move along. My cousin couldn't have been more thrilled when I recommended her this book and she's been studying with her daughter for the better part of a week. Now they're both learning something together and I'm thankful that I was able to give my family the support they needed and deserved.

This is a fantastic book that every parent should read and read with their children. My recommendation couldn't be higher.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommend 14 Mar. 2012
By John Matthias - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I've been prepping my son making up my own materials for a while but after reading this e-book I'm going to testing mom to get better materials. This is SO scary what they expect our youngsters to know for the gifted and talented test. My son is taking the CogAT test and now I have glimpse behind the curtain of what he can expect. I would never want him to go into this test without know the concepts on these tests. It just wouldn't be fair to him or his educational success.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite Appropriate! 14 Mar. 2012
By yasminea - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
The guide is very appropriate for anyone interested in giving their child a good start, while preparing him/her for test taking. It is written in such a way, so as to minimize the stress of testing on the child. I especially like the fact that several example of the various are given. Great tool!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Buy! 14 Mar. 2012
By DStar - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I was recently informed that my son was writing the Otis Lennon School abilities test, or OLSAT ...test, and I had no clue what that entailed. My friend recommended this book to me and thank you Testing Mom, for creating this great tool!

This book is great and the practice questions are extremely helpful. Considering I don't even get them all right, I don't know how my son was supposed to be able to do this test on his own. Like any parent I want my child to do his best, and if that means spending the extremely steep price of $0.99! (kidding) then of course I'll do it.

This book is very well written, clearly by someone who knows what they are talking about and is a must have if your child is taking one of these tests!

Also for an extra tidbit check out their site! [...]
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars full of information! 14 Mar. 2012
By BrookeB - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
If you are completely confused by terms like the ERB test and WPPSI 4 test, involving school testing, you need to pick up this book! The author has done a great job breaking it all down and knows how to make this whole ordeal a lot less stressful, for both the parent, and child.

My sister informed me that my niece had to do one of these tests and I had some spare time on my hands so I started looking into it, and found this book. The practice questions have really helped them out, and have made the whole process much easier to deal with.

Now when my sisters youngest gets to do these tests she will know what's going on!

I highly recommend this book! It's full of information that you won't be able to get elsewhere.
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