Prepare for Gifted & Talented Tests
All of our courses include realistic, full-length practice tests to simulate a real test-taking experience.
Topic-specific lessons and quizzes help your child learn key concepts that are likely to show up on the real test.
Lessons, study schedules, and study guides simplify the preparation process and take out the guesswork for parents.
All of our courses are entirely online and can be accessed from any device in the comfort of your home.
Don’t waste time with extra, unrelated materials. Our courses focus only on the test your child is about to take.
Upon completing a test or quiz, you will be able to view the correct answers and explanations for each question.
Test Prep Courses
CCAT Test Prep
OLSAT Test Prep
SCAT Test Prep
NNAT Test Prep
Iowa Test Prep
About Gifted & Talented Tests
Gifted and talented programs are designed to move at an accelerated pace, allowing gifted children to excel in school and reach their full potential. These programs are very competitive, so schools will use a variety of methods in their selection process. This may include some combination of interviews, meetings, and written tests.
Popular gifted and talented tests include the CogAT, CCAT, SCAT, OLSAT, NNAT, and Iowa Assessments, to name a few. Each of these tests offers something unique, but they serve the same purpose of measuring your child’s critical thinking abilities. These tests generally do not test material covered in the classroom, but rather assess more abstract abilities such as recognizing patterns, making connections, and following instructions. The unique structure and content of these tests makes preparing for them a crucial step toward getting into a gifted and talented program.
Preparing for Gifted & Talented Tests
Before you begin preparing, make sure you know the basics: what test your child will be taking? When it will be administered? Since there isn’t any real “material” covered on the test, preparing for gifted and talented tests is less about learning specific information than it is learning the test itself. Each test has its own format with unique question types, so seeing what they look like, learning common concepts that show up frequently, and covering methods for solving them can give a child an advantage. Familiarizing your child with the test as much as possible, including taking a full-length practice test, is the best way to make sure they feel confident and ready on test day.
About Elm Academy
Standardized testing is stressful. At Elm Academy, we’ve designed our online courses to minimize unnecessary stress and maximize your child’s performance. In addition to high quality, realistic practice materials, each course comes with a helpful parent guide that includes recommended study schedules and additional tips to make your preparation experience go as smoothly and stress-free as possible. Start preparing your child for their gifted and talented test today.