What is it and why does my child take it?

    The NNAT (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test) is a nonverbal test used for qualifying K-12 students for gifted and talented programs. It is a group-administered aptitude test commonly given as an entrance exam into schools’ gifted programs. The NNAT utilizes shapes and figures to evaluate the problem-solving and reasoning abilities of a child without relying on their language skills. In other words, the NNAT assesses how a student thinks instead of what a student knows.

    What do I need to know?

    The NNAT test is administered in third grade by our school's gifted education (SEARCH) teacher. Scores are utilized to inform classroom instruction, and also as one part of LCPS's gifted education eligibility.

    How will I receive the results?

    NNAT results are shared on ParentVUE after the testing window for the county has closed.