The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) measures abstract thinking and reasoning ability in students between the ages of 5 and 18.
My six-year-old daughter has skipped a grade into second grade. The school uses the yearly standardized test from second grade, and the OLSAT, to determine if a child will enter the gifted program in the fourth grade. Is the OLSAT score correlated with chronological age or grade level?
The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) is a widely used measure of abstract thinking and reasoning ability appropriate for students between the ages of 5 and 18. The test includes both verbal and nonverbal items. The OLSAT does provide scoring comparisons both by age and grade and it was standardized on a large representative sample of the U.S. school population. It is typically administered in a group setting and may take 60-75 minutes, depending on the grade level of the child. Younger children are sometimes administered the test in two settings.