Dear Parent/Guardian of First Grade Students:
First grade students in our school will be taking the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT 8) on January 24th – 26th, 2017. The OLSAT is a verbal and non-verbal measure of abstract thinking and reasoning ability.
This test is given each year to first grade students in order to assist schools in making placement decisions for the Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program. Results of this test are only one factor used to identify students for the TAG Program. Other factors include student achievement, teacher ratings in academics, creativity, task commitment, and other data relevant to individual students.
Please avoid appointments that may take your child out of school during this time period. Also, it will help your child perform best if he or she comes to school with a positive attitude, a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast.
Results will be available in March, 2017.