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This Is Test Your 4-Year-Old Would Need To Pass To Get Into An Elite New York City Kindergarten
Business Insider ^ | 07/07/2014 | AMY ZIMMER, DNAINFO.COM

Posted on 07/07/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Test Yourself

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



Which flag completes the pattern?






MANHATTAN — Some of the city's most elite private schools will soon require 4-year-olds to take a new, harder admissions test given on an iPad and designed to assess math and literacy skills.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dnainfo.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: kindergarten; kindergartentest; nyc; preschool; preschooltest; test
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1 posted on 07/07/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know what’s up with those flags and I’m about the smartest feller on the planet.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 1:11:25 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: SeekAndFind

Good thing the authors weren’t required to take grammar to pass the “headline test”.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 1:12:10 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d rather see how snobby, liberal, and arrogant the graduates turn out.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 1:13:55 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SeekAndFind

4 out of 5


5 posted on 07/07/2014 1:15:17 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: SeekAndFind

5/5
Do I get a cookie?


6 posted on 07/07/2014 1:15:31 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: SeekAndFind
What if my child is allergic to test?

Test are only used to stereotype my child.

My child prefers an informal classroom where creativity is encourage, not test.

7 posted on 07/07/2014 1:15:38 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind
Send them a few bus loads of immigrants
8 posted on 07/07/2014 1:17:24 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (#DELETE *.* GOV)
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To: SeekAndFind; humblegunner

If humblegunner is having a problem with it, I ain’t even trying.


9 posted on 07/07/2014 1:17:26 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Obama - The Scandal a Week President.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How does that test measure math or literacy at all?


10 posted on 07/07/2014 1:17:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: servo1969
5/5 Do I get a cookie?

I think you need a nap.

11 posted on 07/07/2014 1:17:48 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 1:18:52 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: TexasCajun

creativity is normal for kids, it doesn’t need to be taught


13 posted on 07/07/2014 1:19:07 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: knarf

Perhaps your tagline explains why you would post “achieving” an 80% on a test for 4 year olds?


14 posted on 07/07/2014 1:22:54 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: SeekAndFind

5/5
At 5 years old, not so easy.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 1:22:59 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: servo1969

I want to know the logic for selecting the ‘correct’ answer for #2


16 posted on 07/07/2014 1:24:16 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: servo1969

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.


17 posted on 07/07/2014 1:24:59 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: G Larry
perhaps ... perhaps not.

Did you take the test ?

What's the answer to #2 ... and why ?

18 posted on 07/07/2014 1:25:35 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does this have anything to do with Common Core?


19 posted on 07/07/2014 1:25:58 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: SeekAndFind
This reminds me of the scene in "Wall Street" (1987) in which Gordon Gekko enthuses about how his three-year-old son, Rudy, "already speaks French" and "got the highest score on his IQ test!"


20 posted on 07/07/2014 1:30:54 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: humblegunner
"I don’t know what’s up with those flags and I’m about the smartest feller on the planet."

Well Bill, if you are so msart how come you married Hillary? Hell the little lezzie would have shacked up without a ring.

21 posted on 07/07/2014 1:31:58 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
They're probably testing to see the childs logic before they indoctrinate him with illogic.

"We have immigration laws for what reason children?"

"So they can be broken!"

"Oh Billy, you are absolutely correct, so they can be broken! You get an A and a hammer and sickle pin!! Now come on children, let's sing praise be to our Dear Leader Obama!"

"Obamas gonna change it...rearrange it..."

Praise be to the Dear Leader!

22 posted on 07/07/2014 1:32:07 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: knarf

Right hand shaded square.
All other shapes halfshaded are shaded on the right hand side.


23 posted on 07/07/2014 1:34:04 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
Well Bill, if you are so msart how come you married Hillary?

I'm John, I married Katherine.

Hell the little lezzie would have shacked up without a ring.

Is there some point you wish to make to me?
Otherwise, it sure looks like you are just pulling some mess out of your bunghole.

24 posted on 07/07/2014 1:35:52 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Yaelle

As snobby as you can imagine. I use to live in Queens and had a water delivery route in Manhattan which I like to call the “A-hole capital of the world” because it is which is why Obama constantly visits. The kids use to berate the door men for not opening the door fast enough for them. “Excuse me, but what is your job again?” Stuff like that and the kid would be like 11 years old. Little freakin’ d*ckweeds.


25 posted on 07/07/2014 1:37:18 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: knarf

Square, oval, and circle on each line.

With no shading, cross-shading, and half-shading.

Missing on third line, half-shaded square.

26 posted on 07/07/2014 1:37:51 PM PDT by maggief
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To: SeekAndFind

4/5

Stoopit test. What’s the point?


27 posted on 07/07/2014 1:38:08 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: servo1969

Me too.


28 posted on 07/07/2014 1:39:13 PM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: servo1969

You get a gold star. If you get five stars in a week you get a cookie. No milk, just a cookie.


29 posted on 07/07/2014 1:40:09 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: SeekAndFind

I got it! The answer is 42.


30 posted on 07/07/2014 1:42:55 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: maggief

It also works if you look at the rows instead of the columns, and if you divide into corners and a diagonal. Regardless of how you slice it up, the lower right corner is “right-half shaded square”.


31 posted on 07/07/2014 1:44:36 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: moose07
I would agree with you except ... the opposite, diagonal is an open square.

The other two open shapes are not identicle to their opposites (open oval/right shaded circle ... open circle/right shaded oval)

logically, the open square should be opposed by another shape (albeit right shaded)


another view I saw was a variance of a magic square .. (impossible with nine cubes, but doable with sixteen, which is why I rejected THAT view.)


I know the correct answer is right shaded square,but I disagree with that answer ... right shaded oblong perhaps, but not a duplicate of shape.


That's my story and I'm s s s s tickin' TO it.

32 posted on 07/07/2014 1:45:01 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: maggief

OK ... THAT makes sense ... and I didn’t see it.


33 posted on 07/07/2014 1:46:50 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: NorthMountain

Look at my #23 ... I DID look at the diagonals


34 posted on 07/07/2014 1:48:51 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: NorthMountain

does this mean I can’t go to kinnygahdin ?


35 posted on 07/07/2014 1:49:31 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

Only a Square or a halfshaded shape fits the pattern.
A halfshaded square fits perfectly.
Thats my story and I’m sssssticken to it too. lol :)


36 posted on 07/07/2014 1:50:24 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: knarf

Lower Left to Upper Right diagonal contains all three shapes, with only one type of shading, therefore the Upper Left to Lower Right diagonal must contain one shape with all three shadings.


37 posted on 07/07/2014 1:54:24 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: knarf
does this mean I can’t go to kinnygahdin ?

No. You can't. You're permanently on the retard track, where you'll be stuffed full of psychotropic drugs and waterboarded daily until you confess with all your heart that Michell 0bama is the most beautiful woman in the entire history of humanity ... a veritable sex goddess.

Be afraid.

Be very afraid.

;'}

38 posted on 07/07/2014 1:56:40 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: BipolarBob
If humblegunner is having a problem with it, I ain’t even trying.

Then you're obviously related to him........

39 posted on 07/07/2014 1:57:01 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is Spinal Test!


40 posted on 07/07/2014 1:57:53 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Does it go up to 11?


41 posted on 07/07/2014 1:58:22 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: SeekAndFind

5/5. Are you smarter than a 5 year old? Nice to know I am...


42 posted on 07/07/2014 1:59:32 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: NorthMountain
"therefore the Upper Left to Lower Right diagonal must contain one shape with all three shadings."

They don't ..

open, hourglass and halfshade, as opposed to three hoiurglasses.

43 posted on 07/07/2014 2:00:13 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: moose07

I got them all right. Now I’ll test Frank ;-).


44 posted on 07/07/2014 2:00:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Quizas.)
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To: Yaelle
I’d rather see how snobby, liberal, and arrogant the graduates turn out.

You'll see them running the country and shifting the culture further and further left, sort of like the way they've been doing it for the past 50+ years while watching powerless conservatives that bitterly dismiss intellectuals.

45 posted on 07/07/2014 2:01:20 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: knarf
does this mean I can’t go to kinnygahdin ?

These silly internet quizzes are probably NSA-sponsored anyway. All the problems were very straightforward except for number 2. Not terribly difficult, but not kindergarten material. Get that one right, get logged into a special "database".

You slipped out from under them, at least this time. :)

46 posted on 07/07/2014 2:01:35 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: NorthMountain

In kindergarten they stop at 9.


47 posted on 07/07/2014 2:02:53 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: TexasCajun

Is that you...Jean Le Fleur????


48 posted on 07/07/2014 2:03:39 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: knarf
LL->UR is oval hourglass, square hourglass, circle hourglass.

So UL -> LR must be one shape with open, hourglass, right-half-shade. Since the center object is a square, UL and LR must also be squares.

That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it. Don't wanna have to drool over Michelle ...

49 posted on 07/07/2014 2:04:07 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: moose07

Frank (who is 5) got two right, and I’m pretty sure he was guessing on one.


50 posted on 07/07/2014 2:05:02 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Quizas.)
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