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How to Prepare for the Fairfax County AAP Program
posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - October 26th, 2014
Lots of parents in Northern Virginia find themselves wondering, what exactly is the Fairfax County AAP program and how can I get my child ready? As is true for so many school districts across the country, the program in Fairfax County is highly competitive and difficult for children to get into.
The good news is that parents aren’t helpless to prepare their children for the Fairfax County AAP program. It’s known that the test for entry to the AAP program is a mix of the NNAT® test and the CogAT® test. By using prep materials for these two tests, parents can get their kids ready for the entrance exam that will help determine if they make it into the AAP program.
Fairfax County hasn’t disclosed whether they use the Form 6 or the Form 7 of the CogAT test. Evidence tends to suggest that it’s the Form 7, but the good news is that prep materials for either version of the test will be helpful for your child.
Parents applying their children to the Fairfax County AAP program shouldn’t panic. Get a jump start on preparing for the test so that you don’t feel crunched for time. Work your way up to difficult questions and use a variety of materials so that your child doesn’t get burned out.
Be sure to work with practice questions for both the NNAT test and the CogAT test. Once you determine which areas your child is weakest in, focus on those areas the most. You don’t want to have your child doing endless questions for areas where they’re already strong.
With a little research and some hard work, you can get your child in great shape for the Fairfax County AAP program.
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