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Information on the Fairfax County AAP Test
posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - December 3rd, 2014
Lots of parents in Northern Virginia are hearing about the Fairfax County AAP, which stands for Advanced Academic Programs. This is the gifted and talented program for Fairfax County, the most populous county in the Washington, D.C. area, and in the state of Virginia.
The program is competitive and parents need to start preparing their children early. The Fairfax County AAP test contains a combination of questions from the NNAT® test and the CogAT® test. It’s not clear which form of the CogAT test is used for admission to the program – it could be the older Form 6 or the newer Form 7. While student comments have suggested to us that Form 7 is the test they use, we recommend that parents work with practice questions for both forms of the test, since both will be helpful in preparing for either version.
As with so many competitive gifted programs across the country, parents in Fairfax County may begin preparing their children months or even years in advance. In order to keep practice fun and light for your child, it’s best to work with a variety of materials, including workbooks, online practice questions, interactive online games, and offline activities that reinforce the skills your child needs to do well on the test.
Fairfax County provides a variety of resources for parents whose children will be taking the Fairfax County AAP test, including a Parent Information Packet and a testing and identification timetable. More information on the program can be found here, and application forms are located here.
The schedule for 2014 – 2015 testing is as follows:
October 15 – 24
CogAT Test, Custom Form For Grade 2*
CogAT Test (Grades 3 – 7)
November 17 – 21
NNAT Test (Grades 2 – 7)
March 9 – 13
NNAT Test (Grade 1)
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