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# NNAT 5th-6th Grade Practice Test

## NNAT Test 5th-6th Grade Practice Test Sample Questions (Level E)

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 in fifth and sixth grade will complete the Level E exam which includes spatial visualization, reasoning by analogy, serial reasoning and pattern completion questions. While the content areas are the same as on the past NNAT tests, the nature of the questions will become more challenging. It is advised that your child complete the practice questions so that they will be best prepared for the day of the test. Below are several sample questions that are intended for the 5th through 6th grade level. Each practice question will reflect a specific category of questions that your child will come across.

### 1.) Spatial Visualization

Parents say to your child (no rotation): Look at the pictures on top. When the outside pieces are folded in, it will look like the picture on the top right. Look at the picture on the bottom. Choose the answer that shows what it will look like if the outside pieces are folded in like the pictures on top.

Parents say to your child (rotation): Look at the pictures on top. It shows what happens when the outside pieces of the first square are folded in and the new design is rotated. Now look at the next row. Can you find the answer that shows what would happen if the outside pieces of the first square are folded in and the design is rotated the same way as the design on top was rotated?

Note: This is a fifth grade question.

### 2.) Serial Reasoning

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

Note: This is a sixth grade question.

### 3.) Reasoning by Analogy

Parent Instructions: “Look at this puzzle.” Point to the empty box and say, something is missing.” Point to the answer choices and say, “Which of these answer choices goes here?” Point back to the empty box when you say “here.”

Note: This is a fifth grade question.

### 4.) Pattern Completion

Parent say to your child: “Look at this puzzle.” Point to the empty box and say, “something is missing.” Point to the answer choices and say, “Which of these answer choices goes here?” Point back to the empty box when you say “here.”

Note: This is a sixth Grade question.

### 5.) Spatial Visualization

Parents say to your child (no rotation): Look at the pictures on top. When the outside pieces are folded in, it will look like the picture on the top right. Look at the picture on the bottom. Choose the answer that shows what it will look like if the outside pieces are folded in like the pictures on top.

Parents say to your child (rotation): Look at the pictures on top. It shows what happens when the outside pieces of the first square are folded in and the new design is rotated. Now look at the next row. Can you find the answer that shows what would happen if the outside pieces of the first square are folded in and the design is rotated the same way as the design on top was rotated?

Note: This is a fifth grade question.

1.) D – Fold and rotate

2.) D – Half of each cell is blue an it alternates side across the 9 boxes; the second half of the cell is the combination of the halves of the other two cells in the same row

3.) A – Design stays the same, but color and background is the same as the design on the diagonal

4.) B

5.) D

5 Responses

the questions are great, they are very challenging, you have to concentrate really hard to get it right and thats what I like.

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Hi! This really helped me prepare because last year I thought the test was math problems and stuff like that. When I got tested I was extremely confused and my brain was like a tornado.

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The questions are great, they are very challenging, you have to concentrate really hard to get it right, and that’s what I like.

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