Which NNAT level do kindergarten students take?

Children take the NNAT Level A for entry into gifted and talented programs at the kindergarten level. The NNAT Level A is designed to provide a nonverbal measure of general ability and reasoning skills. There is a total of 48 questions on the NNAT Level A for kindergarten entry.

In order to ensure confidence and optimal performance on the test, students should be familiarized with both the format and the content of the exam (try a free NNAT sample test). To help you prepare, TestPrep-Online offers specific NNAT practice packs including questions and guides designed to fit your child’s testing level.

What types of questions are on the Kindergarten NNAT?

The Level A NNAT (kindergarten) includes two types of questions: Pattern Completion and Reasoning by Analogy.

Pattern Completion questions: The student is presented with a design in which a portion is missing. The student must choose from the answer choices the correct portion missing.

Reasoning by Analogy questions: These questions present boxes that contain geometric shapes. The top row has a certain relation. The student must choose a box from the answer choices that shares the same relation with the box on the bottom row. 

Level Grade Pattern
by Analogy
A Kindergarten    
B Grade 1  
C Grade 2
D Grades 3-4
E Grades 5-6
F Grades 7-9  
G Grades 10-12  

6 Tips on helping your child prepare for the test

At a young age, motivating children to study might be difficult. Children are asked to study many different subjects from a young age. Therefore, it is important to prepare your child in the best way, so he will know how to cope with future exams and tasks. Here are six tips that will help your child get ready for the test:

  1. Create a Study Plan Together:
    Assist your child develop a study plan. Use a calendar to organize your child’s studying time. Try and break down the study material so it will look less threatening. Make sure you leave enough time for rest, as studying too much might discourage your child.
  2. Keep a Positive Attitude:
    The parent attitude affects greatly on the child’s motivation to study. Focus on your child's growth rather than the outcomes. Celebrate achievements, even if they are minor – your child will feel more confident and open to studying.
  3. Food for Thought:
    Your child’s diet has a great impact on their studying. Make sure your child eats at regular hours and that his diet contains nutritious food. Drinking water is also helpful in studying as it keeps your child healthy and energetic.
  4. Be a structure:
    Your child might find it hard to overcome distractions. You can help by setting a limit to their time on the computer or in front of the television. Be kind, but firm – focus on encouraging rather than worrying.
  5. Lead by example:
    Enthusiasm rubs off. Your child sees how enthusiastic you are about learning new things and he is likely to do the same.
  6. A good night sleep:
    Sleeping is sometimes the answer. The brain needs time to let study material sink in, and in addition it also helps your child mood.

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