February 19, 2015 10:19 AM
Middle School students will be taking the OLSAT test on Friday, Feb. 20. Please note the revised schedule and plan accordingly.
What does the OLSAT measure and why are we administering this assessment with the Stanford 10?
"The Otis Lennon School Abilities Test measures the cognitive abilities that relate to a student's ability to learn in school (in alignments with our Schools of the Future initiative and 21st century learning). By assessing students' thinking skills, the OLSAT provides an understanding of a student's relative strengths and weaknesses in performing a variety of reasoning tasks. This information affords us the opportunity to design meaningful instruction that will best address students' strengths while supporting their learning needs.
When administered with Stanford 10, OLSAT 8 scores may also be used to relate a student's actual achievement with his or her school ability." In truth, the Stanford only measures "stuff"---what a student has learned.