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Fairfax County AAP Program
posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - October 6th, 2014
The Fairfax County AAP, or Advanced Academic Programs, is the gifted and talented program for Fairfax County, in Northern Virginia.
Testing for Fairfax County AAP consists of a mix of the CogAT® test and the NNAT® test. Fairfax County Public Schools does not share publicly which version of the CogAT test they use for AAP admissions (that is, whether they use Form 6 or Form 7). Student comments from last year make us think they used Form 7 last year. That doesn’t guarantee, however, that they will use the same test this year. As a result, we recommend that parents use practice questions for both the Form 6 and Form 7 when preparing their child for the AAP test, if at all possible. If you’re crunched for time, work with practice questions for Form 7 first and then move on to Form 6 if you have enough time.
For the NNAT test, the important thing is to begin with easy questions and work your way up to more difficult questions. The NNAT test builds on itself, so if your child start with questions below their grade level, they’ll be well-prepared for more difficult material.
More information on the AAP program can be found at this Fairfax County Public Schools page.
The Fairfax County AAP is a very competitive program, so it’s best to start preparing early. If you know that your child will be applying for admission to the AAP, begin practicing weeks or even months in advance, if you’re able. Use workbooks, online questions, and any other sources that improve the skills your child will need to do his or her best on the AAP exam.
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