Elm Academy’s Online OLSAT Course
Our OLSAT 2nd Grade – Last Minute Course offers:
- 1 full-length OLSAT practice test (60 questions)
- Thorough explanations for every question
- Audio instructions for all Verbal questions
- Instant online access via desktop, smartphone, or tablet
- 30-day license
For a more comprehensive practice experience that includes additional practice questions and a parent guide, check out our full OLSAT course:
Realistic OLSAT Practice Tests
The OLSAT is filled with unique question types that are likely unfamiliar to your child. The best way to go into the test without being caught off guard by these questions is to prepare with realistic, timed, full-length practice tests. This will allow your child to become familiar with each of these question types so that they’re not seeing them for the first time on test day.
Practicing with full-length practice tests also allows your child to get used to working under the pressure of a time limit. Being able to pace yourself on a timed test is just as important as knowing how to answer the individual questions. All in all, experiencing a realistic practice test is the best way to prepare and to ensure that your child performs to the best of their abilities on the real test.
About the OLSAT 2nd Grade
The OLSAT, or Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, is a standardized multiple choice test that is frequently used to assess students for gifted and talented and other advanced school programs.
- 60 total questions
- 30 Verbal Questions
- 30 Nonverbal Questions
- 72 minute administration time
- Reading not required. Instructions on Verbal section read aloud.
The OLSAT is divided by grade level. The level generally administered to 2nd grade students is the OLSAT Level C. While this is the most likely version of the test your 2nd grader will take, it’s best to check with your school in advance, as some schools may test above or below grade level.
The OLSAT Level C is made up of 60 questions: 30 Verbal questions, and 30 Nonverbal questions. Both the Verbal and Nonverbal sections have subcategories, which each include specific question types. In total, the OLSAT Level C includes 9 question types. See the table below for the breakdown:
|Verbal Comprehension||Verbal Reasoning||Pictorial Reasoning||Figural Reasoning|
|Following Directions||Aural Reasoning||Picture Classification||Figural Classification|
|Arithmetic Reasoning||Picture Analogies||Figural Analogies|
Questions on the Verbal section do not assess a student’s reading and writing abilities. Rather, they focus on abilities such as the ability to follow directions, comprehend instructions, and detect patterns. Many of these questions will have the instructions read aloud by the instructor.
Read more about the OLSAT.
Free OLSAT Sample Questions
Try out our free OLSAT 2nd grade sample course to see what the OLSAT’s questions look like and to get a feel for the courses we offer:
You can also take a look at the sample questions below:
These questions will have instructions read aloud by an instructor. We have included audio files like this in all Following Directions questions in our course.
Answer: The correct answer is the fourth option. This is the only figure with the oval in the middle next to a cylinder and a square.
These questions will have instructions read aloud by an instructor. We have included audio files like this in all Aural Reasoning questions in our course.
Answer: The correct answer is the building blocks. The basketball, basketball hoop, and baseball are all used for playing sports, but the building blocks are not.
Answer: The correct answer is 2 baseballs. Jeremy brought 8 baseballs with him to practice, and the coach told him to take out 3/4 of them to use. 3/4 of 8 is 6 baseballs. If they are using 6 baseballs, that means there are 2 left over (8 – 6 = 2). This means that 2 baseballs were put away.
The pictures below go together in a certain way. One of them doesn’t belong with the others. Which one doesn’t belong?
Answer: The correct answer is the carrot. The other four things are all fruits, and the carrot is a vegetable.
Answer: The correct answer is the baseball. In the top row, the first picture is a tennis racket. The second picture is a tennis ball. Both are used to play tennis, and when playing, you hit the ball with the racket.
The bottom row should have the same relationship. The first picture is a baseball bat. This means the second picture should be something else that you use to play baseball. It should also be what you hit with the bat. This makes the baseball the correct answer.
The figures below go together in a certain way. One of them doesn’t belong with the others. Which one doesn’t belong?
The correct answer is the pentagon. All the other shapes are quadrilaterals, meaning they have 4 sides, except for the pentagon, which has 5 sides.
Answer: The correct answer is the grey triangle pointing to the right. In the top row, the first box has a white arrow pointing up. In the second box, there is a grey arrow pointing right. From the first box to the second, the arrow rotates on its side, and changes color from grey to white.
The bottom row will have the same pattern. In the first box, there is a white triangle. The second box should have the triangle rotate on its side, and the color should change from white to grey.
Answer: The correct answer is the third option, the pentagon with 3 dots inside of it. There are 3 patterns to notice: first, each row has 3 figures that contain the same shape that remains the same color. Second, going from left to right through each row, the shape gets bigger. Third, going from top to bottom in each column, the number of dots increases from 1 to 3. This means the correct answer must be a pentagon that is blue, is bigger than the other 2 pentagons in its row, and has 3 dots.
Answer: The correct answer is the first option, the figure with the grey square in the top left corner, the blue circle in the top right corner, and the white arrow pointing to the right. There are three patterns in this series as it goes from left to right: first, the grey square moves around the frame in a counterclockwise fashion. Since it is in the top right corner in the last frame, this means in the correct answer it will be in the top left. Second, the blue circle stays in the same position and does not move or change. This means it will remain in the same position in the correct answer. Third, the white arrow alternates between pointing left and right. In the last frame, it is pointing left, meaning that in the correct answer, it will be pointing to the right.
Start Practicing Now
As you can see above, the OLSAT’s question styles are unlike anything your child has seen in the classroom. Preparation for this test is crucial and could be the difference between your child making it into the gifted program or missing the cut. Even if it’s the last minute, it’s never too late to start practicing for the OLSAT.
Frequently Asked Questions
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