Skip to comments.This Is Test Your 4-Year-Old Would Need To Pass To Get Into An Elite New York City Kindergarten
Posted on 07/07/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Are you smart enough to get into private kindergarten? Take this test from Bright Kids NYC and find out how you fare on AABL practice questions.
Question 1 of 5
The educational services company ERB's Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) will be given for the first time in October and is a significant departure from the previous, IQ-like test most New York City private schools required for the past 45 years.
While the new test is much cheaper for families — it's $65, rather than $568 for the old test, because the new test is taken by iPad rather than by a trained examiner — experts believe many parents will shell out even more on classes and books to prepare their toddlers for it.
"These are subjects that were not previously tested," said Emily Glickman, president of Abacus Guide Educational Consulting, who advises parents on private school admissions.
"The AABL is supposed to identify a child's ability and achievement," Glickman said. "That achievement part — how much you learned — is totally new. You usually think of an achievement test as something you take in high school. It's not something you think of for preschoolers."
So far, only Horace Mann and Riverdale Country School have announced plans to use the new exam, but experts believe more may follow.
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I don’t know what’s up with those flags and I’m about the smartest feller on the planet.
Good thing the authors weren’t required to take grammar to pass the “headline test”.
I’d rather see how snobby, liberal, and arrogant the graduates turn out.
4 out of 5
Do I get a cookie?
Test are only used to stereotype my child.
My child prefers an informal classroom where creativity is encourage, not test.
If humblegunner is having a problem with it, I ain’t even trying.
How does that test measure math or literacy at all?
I think you need a nap.
The correct answer is don’t waste your time.
If you take it you are admitting that you are allowing someone else to arbitrarily pass judgement on your intelligence and experience.
Contrived by pinheads.
Over educated and under informed.
Guess I’m just not a team player.
No biscuit for me.
creativity is normal for kids, it doesn’t need to be taught
Perhaps your tagline explains why you would post “achieving” an 80% on a test for 4 year olds?
At 5 years old, not so easy.
I want to know the logic for selecting the ‘correct’ answer for #2
Four out of five, but only because I firmly disagree with the correct answer in the last question. Whoever made the key skipped a step in matching the pictures to the text.
Did you take the test ?
What's the answer to #2 ... and why ?
Does this have anything to do with Common Core?
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