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Otis-Lennon School Ability Test

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_1471-2

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Definition

The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test Seven (OLSAT 7) is designed around the belief that students must have specific skills and abilities prior to learning new information. These prerequisite skills include accurate perceptions, the ability to recognize and recall what has been perceived, logically thinking, understanding relationships, the ability to abstract from a set of particulars, and knowing how to apply generalizations to new and different contexts. These skills and abilities serve as the basis of the OLSAT 7 and are measured through student performance on numerous tasks.

In order to address the broad range of ability levels found in students in kindergarten through 12th grade students, the OLSAT 7 contains seven levels as designated by alphabetical letters. For example, Level A is designed for students in kindergarten and Level B is for first grade students. It also happens that Levels A and B are the only dictated versions of the OLSAT to address the...

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References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of MacauMacaoChina
  2. 2.University of Northern ColoradoNew YorkUSA