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Test Prep Guide for the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test® (NNAT®)

Test Preparation Practice for NNAT Assessment

The NNAT® and NNAT®-2 are utilized as part of the entrance process for students who have been identified as potentially gifted and talented. The emphasis here is on the second "N" for nonverbal. The test uses matrices to measure the problem-solving and nonverbal reasoning skills of students in kindergarten though high school. The NNAT® and NNAT®-2, or Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test® is published by NCS Pearson, Inc. (previously Harcourt Assessment, Inc./The Psychological Corporation, the original publisher of the test).

Reasoning is synonymous with learning and problem solving. NNAT® measures reasoning using four different item types:

Pattern Completion requires children to identify the option that completes the pattern.

Reasoning by Analogy requires the identification of relationships between shapes. E.g., a relationship between a large circle and a small circle, relationships may be presented in more than two dimensions.

Serial Reasoning requires children to identify the shape that comes next in a pattern.

Spatial Visualization involves visualizing how objects might look when rotated or otherwise transformed or combined.

Test Prep Bundle and Suggested Test Prep Plan for NNAT®

For grades K-1, we recommend working with the materials included in the bundles over at least one month, but we also recognize parents often receive a testing date with less than 30-days’ notice.

If you are really pressed for time, and you see the student has mastery in a section, you may skip ahead. You may also bookmark and return to activities that are more challenging.

One way to measure the mastery is to use the first few items in each activity as a pre-test. If you see that your child answers quickly and correctly, you may want to consider moving on. If they struggle, go through the activities as best you can, but bookmark them and consider going back over them.

Using the pre-test technique will give you a good idea of where the child’s strengths and weaknesses are across the skills and abilities the material covers.

The bundles offer a lot of material, but if you make working with the books part of the daily routine, you’ll be surprised how fast things will move. Remember, the youngest students have shorter attention spans, so 15 minutes a session is fine.

It is also important to point out that all the titles have value well beyond the testing window. Each title will help enhance your child’s ability to reason and analyze, skills that are essential for success in many arenas.

Grade K-1 Test Prep Bundle for NNAT®
01410XBP: $109.99

Number of Activities

Six Week Program: Daily #

One Month Program: Daily #

Two Week Program: Daily #

Building Thinking Skills® Primary (Chapters 1-4)*

240

6

8

17

Visual Perceptual Skill Building® Book 1

208

5

7

15

Math Analogies Beginning

152

4

5

11

Thinking Skills for Tests Workbook

64

2

3

5

Thinking Skills for Tests Guide

NA

NA

NA

NA

Totals

17

23

48

* Building Thinking Skills® Primary requires Attribute Blocks and Interlocking Cubes (included in bundle). Attribute Blocks and Interlocking Cubes are included in the bundle.

 

Grade 2-3 Test Prep Bundle for NNAT®
01411XBP: $76.99

Number of Activities

Six Week Program: Daily #

One Month Program: Daily #

Two Week Program: Daily #

Building Thinking Skills® Level 1 (Chapters 1-5)

447

11

15

32

Visual Perceptual Skill Building® Book 2

232

6

8

17

Math Analogies Level 1

48

1

2

3

Thinking Skills for Tests Workbook

64

2

3

5

Thinking Skills for Tests Guide

NA

NA

NA

NA

Totals

20

28

57

 

Grade 4-6 Test Prep Bundle for NNAT®
01412XBP: $75.99

Number of Activities

Six Week Program: Daily #

One Month Program: Daily #

Two Week Program: Daily #

Building Thinking Skills® Level 2 (Chapters 1-5)

490

12

16

35

Math Analogies Level 2

48

1

2

3

Thinking Skills® For Tests: Upper Elementary

229

5

8

15

Pattern Explorer Level 1

40

1

1

3

Totals

19

27

56

 

Grade 7-12 Test Prep Bundle for NNAT® 01413XBP: $61.99

Number of Activities

Six Week Program: Daily #

One Month Program: Daily #

Two Week Program: Daily #

Building Thinking Skills® Level 3 Figural

350

8

12

25

Math Analogies Level 3

56

1

2

4

Math Analogies Level 4

56

1

2

4

Pattern Explorer Level 2

40

1

1

3

Totals

11

17

36

The contents of these bundles were determined by The Critical Thinking Co.™ and have not been reviewed by, nor are they endorsed, sponsored or approved by either the author or publisher of the tests. While the contents of these bundles will help prepare students to master most of the skills tested, they do not reflect the actual test items on any given test.

Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test® and NNAT® are trademarks, in the US and /or other countries, of Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s), or their licensors, which do not endorse these products.

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