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Are you smart enough to get into a New York City elite kindergarten?
posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - July 22nd, 2014
Are you smart enough to get into a New York City elite kindergarten? Or should we ask are you ready, willing and AABL®? AABL, as in the Admissions Assessment for Beginning Learners®. Things have changed for NYC parents who are vying for a spot in some of the most competitive schools in the world. But we’re not talking about Harvard or Oxford but rather the world of New York City elite kindergartens for kids who are ready and AABL to pass the test given to 4 and 5 year olds. These lucky tots have brave and relentless parents who are willing to apply to these cut-throat schools where applications can be as high as 150 for every available kindergarten seat. So, what does it take to get into one these elite programs? Well, part of the vetting process is having a child take a AABL test which has recently replaced with the WPPSI test (aka ERB) that has been given to New York City children as young as 3 years old for the past few decades. Here are some practice questions to find out not if your child can answer the questions but rather if you can answer these tough questions. Here are some free sample questions for the AABL test – Admissions Assessment for Beginning Learners:
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1. Do you see the empty box? Point to the star that would go in the empty box.
2. Can you point to the boat that should replace the boat with the question mark?
3. Scottie has the flower you see on top. Then he pulled off two leaves. Which picture below shows what the flower looks like now?
Do you see the empty box? Now I need you to point to what belongs in the empty box.
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1. 2nd star
2. 1st boat
3. 1st flower
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