Abacus4Right now, the Department of Education (DOE) uses the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) and the Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA) to assess giftedness.  Thanks to widespread prepping, that system may change.  According to The New York Times,

Mr. Sternberg said the city would soon request proposals for “a different kind of test” for 2012 “that would be harder to game in the way that so many families do, so as a result to be more likely to result in a level playing field.”

Until that day happens, here are some popular test prep books that parents are using to prepare their children for the upcoming OLSAT and Bracken G & T assessments:

OLSAT Test Prep Guides

Bright Kids OLSAT Test Preparation Guide for Entry Into Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Bright Kids OLSAT Practice Test

OLSAT Prep Bundle for Kindergarten (Critical Thinking Company)

Bracken (BSRA) Test Prep Guides

Aristotle Circle Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA) Test Prep Workbook

Core Concepts Practice Test (Bracken)

NYC Public Schools Guidebooks:

New York City’s Best Public Elementary Schools

NYC Guidebook, Includes Classes, Camps, and Enrichment Activities

City Kid New York:  The Ultimate Guide for Parents

One thought on “OLSAT Test Prep: Bestselling NYC Public Schools Admissions, OLSAT, and Bracken Test Prep Books

  1. How do we register our children for OLSAT classes? Where?
    Thank You in advance,
    BrooklynMom

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