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NNAT 1st Grade Practice Test

NNAT Test 1st Grade Sample Questions (Level B)

The NNAT (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test) is a nonverbal test that is used to qualify kindergarten through 12th grade students for gifted and talented programs. The NNAT uses a nonverbal model for assessing students, as it utilizes shapes and figures to evaluate a student’s problem solving abilities. Similar to the OLSAT, the NNAT does not test a child on what he or she has learned in school, but instead, focuses on visual-spatial reasoning skills. The NNAT has become a  popular test for admissions into gifted and talented programs, as it is used across various school districts throughout the United States. The most recent version of the NNAT is the NNAT3 which includes 48 questions that are broken down into four distinct question types. These question types include:

  • Pattern completion
  • Reasoning by analogy
  • Serial reasoning
  • Spatial visualization

Children who are in the first grade will be assigned to the Level B exam of the NNAT. During this exam, students will come across “pattern completion”, “reasoning by analogy” and “serial reasoning” questions. Serial reasoning is a category of questions that students completing “Level A” have not yet come across. Serial reasoning requires that students recognize sequences that are created by shapes and figures. These sequences change visually to form logical patterns that the student must solve for. These questions require that the student identify relationships between two or more images. From there, they must apply the same rules to the consecutive items. Below are several NNAT sample questions that are intended for the 1st grade level. Each practice question will reflect a specific category of questions that your child will come across.

100 Free Practice Questions

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1.) Pattern Completion

Parent say to your child: Look at the pattern on top. A piece has been taken out of it. Choose the piece below the pattern that goes where the question mark in order to complete the pattern. When your child takes the NNAT, very little verbal explanation is given to them to explain how to solve the “puzzle” Instead, the child must look at the problem itself for visual cues as to how it should be solved.

nnat test 1st grade - sample question one

2.) Reasoning by Analogy

Parent say to your child: Look at the figures on top. They go together in some way. Choose a figure from the answer row that goes with the figure(s) on the bottom the same way the figures on top go together.

nnat test 1st grade - sample question two

3.) Serial Reasoning

Parent say to your child: Look at the shapes in the boxes across the rows and up and down the columns. Do you see how they are related to each other? Can you find the answer that goes in the empty box so the designs inside the rows and columns follow a pattern?

nnat test 1st grade - sample question three

4.) Serial Reasoning

Parent say to your child: Look at the shapes in the boxes across the rows and up and down the columns. Do you see how they are related to each other? Can you find the answer that goes in the empty box so the designs inside the rows and columns follow a pattern?

nnat test 1st grade - sample question four

5.) Pattern Completion

Parent say to your child: Look at the pattern on top. A piece has been taken out of it. Choose the piece below the pattern that goes where the question mark in order to complete the pattern. When your child takes the NNAT, very little verbal explanation is given to them to explain how to solve the “puzzle” Instead, the child must look at the problem itself for visual cues as to how it should be solved.

nnat test 1st grade - sample question five

Answers:

1.) B
2.) D – Each heart is a different color.
3.) A – the 3 shapes alternate in each row. Each row has its own color.
4.) B – the 3 shapes alternate in each row. Each column has its shade of the same color.
5.) C

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