In this post, we will begin with an overview of "Following Directions" question types, including what skills they measure and how many of these question types are on the OLSAT test.
We also show you a sample question, accompanied by tips and strategies to help your student perform successfully on "Following Directions" questions during the official OLSAT® exam.
Following Directions: What To Expect?
‘Following Directions’ questions measure a student’s ability to listen carefully and choose a representation (figural design or picture) of a description that is read to a student by a test administrator.
These questions test a student’s knowledge of relational concepts, including distinguishing between and understanding phrases such as “up”, “down”, “below”, “above”, “behind” and “next to.”
These questions test knowledge of sizes, shapes, numbers, and letters.
These questions measure a student’s understanding of concepts such as neither/nor, and the order of things, such as first, second, third, etc.
Pre-K students taking the OLSAT® (for admission into Kindergarten) are asked approximately six of these types of questions.
Kindergarten students taking the OLSAT® (for admission into 1st Grade) are asked approximately 12 of these types of questions.
Following Directions: Sample Questions
Following Directions:Tips and Strategies
OLSAT Verbal Comprehension Section: Additional Sample Questions
Now you have seen an example of a 'Following Directions' question, see the additional three question types on the OLSAT verbal comprehension section: Sentence Arrangement, Sentence Completion and Antonyms.
Also, learn everything you need to know about other tests that measure a child’s potential to learn in school, like the NNAT2.