Skill Matrix and Recommendations to Prepare for the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test®
OLSAT-8® Level E recommended for administration in Gr 5
(The same OLSAT® Test is used to test children in Gr 4 and Gr 5. When scores are standardized to get a percentile ranking for each child an adjustment is made for age. An older child needs to get more questions correct to get the same percentile ranking as a younger child. If you have limited time or the suggestions here look too difficult for your child please browse the Gr 4 Level E recommendations.)
Overwhelmed by the choices? Here are our recommendations in order for the typical child. The first two are the most important.
- Building Thinking Skills for core verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills
- Think Analogies or Thinkanalogy Puzzles for the nitty gritty on verbal analogies and lots of examples
- Creative Thinking Puzzles for a variety of puzzles playing with language and numbers
- Mind Benders for logic
- Think-a-Minutes for practice solving a variety of puzzles using skills that will be tested and similar skills. Learn to brainstorm and move on when you just can't see the answer.
- Math Detective if math isn’t your child’s strong point and paying attention to the details within a question is something they need to practice
- Mathematical Reasoning if your child needs to work on core math concepts
- Visual Mind Benders to challenge your child to solve a problem presented as a matrix
OLSAT® and Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® are registered trademarks of NCS Pearson (previously Harcourt Assessment Services) who own rights to and publish the OLSAT-8®. The recommendations made here are those of Think Tonight and are not endorsed by NCS Pearson