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Otis-Lennon School Ability Test

Eighth Edition

Assessing the Abilities That Relate to Success in School

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Otis-Lennon School Ability Test

Eighth Edition

Look into any classroom and you'll see students of many shapes and sizes. Look closer and you'll discover that each student brings to the classroom a variety of abilities and aptitudes--a result of his or her unique environment and life experience.

OLSAT, Eighth Edition, helps educators understand and make the most of each student's

unique

potential.

With new items and new norms, the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test®, Eighth Edition (OLSAT 8), is the latest addition to a distinguished series of tests authored by Arthur S. Otis and Roger T. Lennon. Since 1918, these tests have enabled educators to understand better the attributes that students bring to the task of learning.

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OLSAT measures cognitive abilities that relate to

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What abilities to enable students

OLSAT measures the cognitive abilities that relate to a student's ability to learn in school. By assessing a student's abstract thinking and reasoning abilities, OLSAT supplies educators with information they can use to enhance the insight that traditional achievement tests provide. When administered with the Stanford Achievement Test Series, Tenth Edition (Stanford 10) OLSAT 8 scores may also be used to relate a student's actual achievement with his or her school ability. OLSAT 8 assesses students' thinking skills and provides an understanding of a student's relative strengths and weaknesses in performing a variety of reasoning tasks. This information allows educators to design educational programs that will enhance students' strengths while supporting their learning needs. To learn new things, students must be able to perceive accurately, to recognize and recall what has been perceived, to think logically, to perceive relationships, to abstract from a set of particulars, and to apply a generalization to new and different contexts. By evaluating a student's performance on a variety of tasks, OLSAT assesses those abilities that are related to success in school. Tasks such as detecting likenesses and differences, recalling words and numbers, defining words, following directions, classifying, establishing sequence, solving arithmetic problems, and completing analogies are included in OLSAT since they have been shown to be valid measures of an individual's ability to reason logically.

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Scope and Sequence

Cluster/ltem Type VERBAL Verbal Comprehension Following Directions Antonyms Sentence Completion Sentence Arrangement Verbal Reasoning Aural Reasoning Arithmetic Reasoning Logical Selection Word/Letter Matrix Verbal Analogies Verbal Classification Inference NONVERBAL Pictorial Reasoning Picture Classification Picture Analogies Picture Series Figural Reasoning Figural Classification Figural Analogies Pattern Matrix Figural Series Quantitative Reasoning Number Series Numeric Inference Number Matrix A B (Kindergarten) (Grade 1) C (Grade 2) TEST LEVEL D E F G (Grade 3) (Grades 4-5) (Grades 6-8) (Grades 9-12)

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of OLSAT, Eighth Edition, assess verbal and nonverbal reasoning.

OLSAT consists of seven levels that collectively assess the range of ability of students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. There is a separate test level for each grade from Kindergarten through Grade 3, allowing for the rapid cognitive growth that occurs during this period. Each level of the new OLSAT was designed to accurately and efficiently assess most students in the grade or grades for which it is recommended. The levels and their recommended grade ranges, as well as the content outline and item types at each level, are shown in the chart above.

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A friendly format makes OLSAT

students.

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The latest edition of OLSAT features a child-friendly format that uses attractive, eye-catching graphics and white space to make the test interesting to students. Also, test items are arranged so that difficult items are immediately followed by easier items. This "spiraling" of test items prevents students from encountering increasingly difficult test items and becoming discouraged.

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to reach his or her potential by identifying areas of need.

With OLSAT, educators have an opportunity to evaluate a student's performance and then to take positive action based on this information--to intervene in the educational process and strengthen instruction in the areas in which a child may be experiencing difficulties. OLSAT 8 results are the starting point from which educators can begin setting challenging objectives for students at all ability levels.

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OLSAT 8 is an objective measure of

each student's

ability.

In addition to a Total score, OLSAT also provides separate Verbal and Nonverbal part scores. A student's ability to learn school tasks is dependent on both types of skills, although the Total score is the best overall indicator of school-learning ability. A variety of scores is available to describe the student's Total, Verbal, and Nonverbal performance, including School Ability Indexes (SAIs), percentile ranks and stanines based on age and grade, scaled scores, and normal curve equivalents (NCEs). The SAI, with a mean of 100 and standard deviation of 16, is an easy-to-understand indicator of a student's standing relative to his or her age peers.

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STUDENT REPORT FOR FIRSTNAME M LASTNAME

GRADE: 04 TEST DATE: 04/09 Age: 10 Yrs 06 Mos

NATIONAL AGE PERCENTILE BANDS AGE-BASED SCORES No. of Items 72 36 36 Number Correct 28 14 14 SAI 90 92 89 Age PR-S 27-4 27-4 25-4 Age NCE 37.1 39.6 35.6 1 5 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 95 99

Total Verbal Nonverbal

GRADE-BASED SCORES

Scaled Score 581 584 578

National National Grade Grade PR-S NCE 31-4 35-4 27-4 39.6 41.9 37.1

NATIONAL GRADE PERCENTILE BANDS 1 5 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 95 99

Total Verbal Nonverbal

CLUSTERS VERBAL

Number Correct/ Below Above Number of Items Average Average Average

Verbal Comprehension Verbal Reasoning

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14/36 7/12 7/24 14/36 8/18 6/18 26/72

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Figural Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning

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Student listing is alphabetical. STUDENT NAM E Recently this student took the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT). OLSAT measures those reasoning skills that are related AGE LEVEL/FO STUDENT NUMB RM to school-learning ability. The following is an interpretation of the student's performance on OLSAT.

The student's total OLSAT score is slightly below average, both in comparison with students of the same age and in comparison LASTNAME, with students in the same grade. The verbal and nonverbal part scores are also in the slightly-below-average range. TNAME FIRS M 10 yrs 02

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Number Correct/ Number Possible TOTAL VERBAL NONVERBAL TOTAL VERBAL NONVERBAL TOTAL VERBAL NONVERBAL TOTAL VERBAL NONVERBAL 25/72 13/36 12/36 38/72 22/36 16/36 38/72 20/36 18/36 30/72 14/36 16/36

Page 1 SAI 87 90 86 99 105 93 101 103 97 92 92 93 Age PR-S 21-3 27-4 19-3 48-5 62-6 33-4 52-5 57-5 43-5 31-4 31-4 33-4 Age NCE 33.0 37.1 31.5 48.9 56.4 40.7 51.1 53.7 46.3 39.6 39.6 40.7 Scaled Score 573 579 568 605 622 588 605 612 597 586 584 588 568 550 583 576 574 578 610 598 622 573 579 568 560 557 562 600 617 583 571 536 597 610 603 617 National Natio nal Grade Grad e PR-S NCE 23-4 30-4 20-3 55-5 70-6 37-4 55-5 62-6 46-5 36-4 35-4 37-4 19-3 10-2 32-4 26-4 26-4 27-4 60-6 49-5 70-6 23-4 30-4 20-3 14-3 14-3 16-3 50-5 66-6 32-4 31-3 5-2 46-5 60-6 54-5 66-6 34.4 39.0 32.2 52.6 61.0 43.0 52.6 56.4 47.9 42.5 41.9 43.0 31.5 23.0 40.2 36.5 36.5 37.1 55.3 49.5 61.0 34.4 39.0 32.2 27.2 27.2 29.1 50.0 58.7 40.2 33.0 15.4 47.9 55.3 52.1 58.7

The cluster analysis presents performance indicators for this student on each of the clusters in OLSAT. These indicators, which are expressed as above average, average, and below average, describe the student's performance relative to that of other students in the LASTNAME, same grade. FIRSTNAME M 10 yrs 06 mos Verbal Comprehension refers to the understanding of the structure of language, of relationships among words, and of subtle differences among similar words. Verbal Reasoning refers to the ability to use language for such reasoning tasks as inference, application, and classification. Figural Reasoning involves geometric shapes rather than words. This skill isE, LASTNAM independent of FIRSTNAME language. Quantitative Reasoning, which is also independent of language, refers to the ability to reason yrs numbers and M 09 with 11 mos mathematical concepts. It should be kept in mind that OLSAT scores give only one piece of information about a student. LAST factors such as school Other NAME, FIRSTNAM achievement and interest should also be taken into account. EM 09 yrs 10 mos

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TOTAL 23/72 84 VERB COPY 01 AL 16-3 29.1 8/36 77 NONV All rights reserved. LASTNAME, PROCESS NO. 18904271-000O8SR-0000-03250-9 ERBAL 8-2 15/36 20.4 FIRSTNAME 92 31-4 M 09 yrs 09 39.6 mos TOTAL 26/72 88 VERBAL 23-4 12/36 34.4 88 NONVERBAL LASTNAME, 23-4 14/36 34.4 FIRSTNAME 90 27-4 M 10 yrs 04 37.1 mos TOTAL 40/72 VERBAL 107 67-6 17/36 59.3 NONVERBAL 103 57-5 LASTNAME, 23/36 53.7 FIRSTNAME 111 75-6 M 10 yrs 06 64.2 mos TOTAL VERB AL NONVERBAL 25/72 13/36 12/36 20/72 9/36 11/36 36/72 21/36 15/36 20/72 9/36 11/36 40/72 19/36 22/36 87 90 86 70 71 72 92 99 87 70 71 72 101 99 103 21-3 27-4 19-3 3-1 4-2 4-2 31-4 48-5 21-3 3-1 4-2 4-2 52-5 48-5 57-5 33.0 37.1 31.5 10.4 13.1 13.1 39.6 48.9 33.0 10.5 13.1 13.1 51.1 48.9 53.7

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customized reports for individual students or by school or district levels. For more information, visit OLSAT8Results.com.

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OLSAT 8 puts

achievement into

perspective.

The new OLSAT may be administered in conjunction with the Stanford Achievement Test Series, Tenth Edition (Stanford 10) in order to relate a student's individual level of achievement to his or her school ability. When OLSAT is given in combination with Stanford 10, a score called an Achievement/Ability Comparison (AAC) is obtained. AACs describe a student's achievement in relation to the achievement of students with the same measured school ability. This is an important distinction, since students whose achievement appears to be below average when compared with a national sample of all students may in fact be achieving at a higher or lower level in comparison with students of the same measured school ability. Scores obtained from combined achievement ability testing give educators a more complete picture of each student's potential for success in school.

Recognized for technical excellence, OLSAT is

respected by educators.

OLSAT 8 has new norms achieved through representative standardization samples. Furthermore, specialized statistical procedures and a comprehensive review of all test items by a panel of minority-group educators helped minimize ethnic, gender, cultural, or regional bias on the new OLSAT. Through the years, OLSAT has gained the confidence of educators nationwide who want to assess the unique abilities each student brings to the learning process. The new OLSAT continues this tradition of technical excellence.

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