Always on the lookout for educational tools, my eyes widened when I came across The Test Tutor, a group of test preparation workbooks. Preparing for standardized tests is key to your child’s academic success. The Test Tutor NNAT2 Practice Workbook focuses on nonverbal reasoning and problem solving skills. These skills are put to the test, literally, in the NNAT2 or the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, used to measure ability and predict academic success. Pay close attention if your child will be tested for a gifted/talented program.
The Test Tutor consists of two chapters, the first for children in grades K-2, the second for grades 3-12. It requires no verbal, reading or math skills, making it a fair assessment regardless of culture or disability. There are four types of questions:
- Pattern Completion – simple pattern exercises for lower grade levels
- Reasoning by Analogy – predict the next piece of the matrix by recognizing how objects change within columns and rows
- Serial Reasoning – recognize how the shapes in the matrix change across rows and down columns
- Spatial Visualization – determine what two or more designs would be like if they combined
As the test giver, you will be able to score your child and give valuable test taking tips. By being part of the test you can evaluate their strengths and weaknesses — Do they carefully follow instructions? Do they rush to an answer? What steps do they take to make educated guesses? Preparing your child for every kind of test is an important parental job. The Test Tutor NNAT2 Practice Workbook contains questions that your child’s schoolwork may not address, giving them a real leg up on future assessments. This workbook contains 85 examples of reasoning and problem solving skills that cover ages 5-17. By exposing them now, your child will have a greater familiarity with such test structures. Purchase your copy from The Test Tutor for $45. Other workbooks available and coming soon.
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