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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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  • File Size: 1478 KB
  • Print Length: 52 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007JR01FG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,400 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 March 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommend March 13, 2012
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.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite Appropriate! March 14, 2012
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!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Buy! March 14, 2012
By DStar
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! [...]
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars full of information! March 14, 2012
By BrookeB
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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I have wasted 99 cents April 8, 2013
By Tucson
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I do not recommend this book. You can find most of information using web search. Please do not waste your 99 cents.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Info on Children Testing. March 14, 2012
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This book has great information on children's testing for those parents looking to enroll their children into a gifted program.

This book tells you what to expect when your child is tested, how to find out what test will be given to your child, and actually has many different examples of questions that your child may expect to see on a test.

If you are a parent looking to enroll your child in a private or gifted school, you need to get this book so you can know how best to prepare your child for any tests that they may have to take to be selected. You will be glad you did.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get your child prepared March 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Me and my hubby wanted to know what to expect on this cogat test our third grader is taking in a month. Seriously? They ask these types of questions? I had a hard time figuring out these practice questions and some of them I even got wrong. I thought the cogat test would be pretty easy....oh no...I was so wrong but with this Testing Survival kit my eyes were opened wide. We are going to start prepping him tomorrow at breakfast for the gifted and talented test. This isn't something we want to leave to chance.....this guide is important for all parents to read - even if your kid is 3 years old....this is crazy, I know...but it's so important to make sure your child is prepared.
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Published 1 month ago by M G Fennema
3.0 out of 5 stars Good basic overview
A basic brief overview of the different kinds of tests administered and some sample questions. A nice starting point to help your student gather some information about the testing... Read more
Published 2 months ago by RMBC76
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Waste of time
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Not even worth a dollar...
Published 3 months ago by Amit Seth
1.0 out of 5 stars EVERY POSITIVE REVIEW WAS POSTED ON MARCH 13th or 14th, 2012!
Isn't it interesting that EVERY POSITIVE review of this product was posted on March 13th or 14th, 2012? Since then, no one seems to like it very much... Read more
Published 8 months ago by David Zook
1.0 out of 5 stars Not helpful.
Don't waste your money. The Testing Mom website is looking to take your money not help you or your child. It's more of a marketing tool for the website. Very disappointed. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Danielle S.
3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful book
The book was helpful; but it would have been nicer if it was longer and had more information. A good basic overview.
Published 19 months ago by Andrea Cross
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of information
I never knew about all these tests when my daughter was growing up! I am overwhelmed and would have freaked out if I had known so I'm glad I didn't. Read more
Published on March 9, 2013 by DL Bentley
5.0 out of 5 stars TestingMom Delivers Again!
We have always been a fan of TestingMom products and this book continues to impress. With all the pressure surrounding test taking for the gifted and talented and other placement... Read more
Published on March 23, 2012 by J. Masiello
4.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous Help
My sister is looking into the testing procedures and requirements for her child. She was explaining how overwhelming it can be, trying to get a grasp of all the different test... Read more
Published on March 18, 2012 by Dee
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More About the Author

I'm co-founder of the very popular web site Testing Mom ( that helps parents prepare their pre-K to 8th grader for testing and school enrichment activities. I'm the author of four novels and my first non-fiction, Testing For Kindergarten, and that led me to write the ever growing Survival Guides Series for gifted and talented testing, private school admissions testing, common core standards testing, school admissions programs and much more. Each of our guides focus on a variety of topics for tests and school enrichment. Some of these guides cover the ins and outs of the most popular achievement, cognitive and IQ tests that are given to our young children today. These include practice questions for the OLSAT test, NNAT-2 test (Naglieri Non-verbal Abilities Test), CogAT test (cognitive abilities test), KBIT-2 test, Woodcock Johnson III test, WPPSI test, ERB, WISC test, Stanford-Binet and most recently the common core tests that are being implemented in almost every state in the US by 2015. Are you smarter than a 4-year-old? Find out now by getting 100 free practice questions from the Testing Mom web site.


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