Tests and Test Prep

OLSAT

The Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) is a series of tests with 72 multiple-choice question that is commonly used to identify students for gifted and talented programs in the U.S.  There are varying levels of the test for different grade groups.

The grade appropriate test, Level E-F, is given in early March to 5th grade (and some 6th grade) students in Jersey City and is used for admissions to AEP and Infinity Institute.  About 750 students take the test.  Students must arrive with the exam letters that are typically mailed or distributed via elementary school guidance counselors during the week prior to the test.

For more information, check out the OLSAT on Wikipedia.

For test preparation materials, we recommend the following.  (Note: you support Jersey City Ed by purchasing test prep materials from the links provided.)

PSAT

The PSAT is a series of exams created by The College Board.  There are different levels of this exam as well.  The PSAT 8/9 is given in October to 8th grade students in Jersey City and is used for admissions to McNair Academic High School and High Tech High School.

For more information, check out the PSAT 8/9 at The College Board.

For test preparation materials, we recommend the following.  (Note: you support Jersey City Ed by purchasing test prep materials from the links provided.)

PARCC

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) is a group of states collaborating to measure students’ progress in school with standardized tests.  Jersey City public schools administer this test at almost all grade levels, and these test results are used for admissions to AEP and Infinity Institute.

For more information, check out the Parent Resources from the PARCC Resource CenterPS 16 CPA’s additional links, and New Jersey’s 2017 PARCC Scores.