Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test (NNAT)
The Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test (NNAT) screens children to see if the child is gifted. If the child passes the Naglieri exam, the child might be put in the appropriate pgoram for advanced learners or gifted and talented pgoram. The Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability test is a matrix reasoning type of exam that contains diagrams and shapes that form patterns and shapes. The Naglieri test is considered a non-verbal test and unbiased since a child who’s first language is not English. The NNAT uses progressive matrices, which are fair for minorities, those with disabilities such as hearing and impaired vision.
There are seven different levels of the Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test for administration from Kindergarten , first grade, second grade up to high school. Preschool children can be tested using the Kindergarten level test. Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Tests include different types of questions – pattern completion, reasoning by analogy, serial reasoning and spatial visualization.
Some consider the NNAT to be very difficult and it is designed to rank children according to ability.
The Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test takes 30 minutes to complete the 39 multiple choice questions.
Part of the Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test consist of:
- Pattern Completion
- Reasoning by Analogy
- Serial Reasoning
- Spatial Visualization
TestingMom.com provides Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability practice test questions and NNAT test prep ideas you can use with your child.
8 Responses to “Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test (NNAT)”
My son took GT testing when he was in 1st grade and scored well on everything but the NNAT. When I dived into it I found that he just clicked through the whole thing not paying attention. He admitted as much as did the cousilor who was observing him. I would reccomend researching the testing and explaining it further to kids because their concept of what is worthwhile might entirely hinge on what you explain to them about the purpose.He was bored and disinterested not a good combo when attempting a test that requires engagement.
My son’s school tested him for GT. He is very bright–his teachers always tell us how bright he is and his grades reflect it too. Just got back the testing and he did NOT qualify which surprises us. He received a 93 so no points were given for the NNAT2–not even on the chart but with everything else, he missed GT by 3 points.
We are looking for answers to see why the NNAT would kill his chances for GT although as long as he is happy and grades are fine(all very high As for Kinder, 1st and 2nd)
I would like to hear from parent with children who recently took gifted and talented test 2013 in N.Y
Our son took the NNAT for kindergarten GT testing, and we were surprised that he only got a 122. 134 is the passing score for one of the components for GT qualification. He did really well on the Stanford test. There are 5 qualifying components in our district for GT, and the kids must pass 4.
My child took the gifted and talented test in NYC for kindergarten.He scored at the 97% for the non-verbal section and only 60% for the verbal section.His overall score was 88 with a 90 required for admission.
My child took the GNT test 2013 in N.Y. He was testing for the first grade. He received a 65 for VERBAL and a 95 for the NONVERBAL part of the test. 86 was the overall score. He would have needed a score of 90 to be eligible to enter the GNT program. Other than the sample questions from the GNT handbook, my son received little to no tutoring in preparing for this test. We wanted our son to pass this test based on his own intellectual capabilities and not because of additional training/ test preps/and or by private tutors. Upon reading the results of the test, my husband and I were disappointed but… only for a few seconds! In fact, we were very proud of him! Im sure it wasn’t easy taking the test but he endured it and tried his best. It’s a lot to expect from a 5 year old.. If your child is bright and does not become eligible for the GNT program, don’t despair. It’s not the end of the world and your child will continue to flourish.
my son got a 136 in the non-verbal which placed him in the 99%. but he did poorly in the verbal he only got 7 out of 30 questions . i honestly dont understand what happened. Could it be he was just nervous .The verbal is suppose to be the easiest part of the test.