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The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test®, or NNAT®

The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test®, or NNAT®, is a standardized test developed by Pearson Assessments and used nationwide by school districts to measure the nonverbal general ability of K-12 students.  Most school districts use NNAT® as a criterion for gifted placements and other student credentials.

  • Fairfax County Public Schools will administer NNAT® to all 1st Graders on April 3-12, 2024.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools usually administers NNAT® to some selected Grades 2 to 6 who do not have test scores in the fall.

Poor test preparation and lack of test-wiseness results in test scores that do not accurately reflect the students’ knowledge and aptitude.

Scruggs and Mastropieri, 2000

These concepts are not part of the regular school curricula, so test preparation is crucial to ensure your children perform their best.  The question types, the strategies, the test format, time management, pacing, and test stamina are developed over a long period and do not happen overnight. Our digital learning platform and practice items simulate the actual NNAT® test.

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We structure our NNAT® classes and learning environments to suit your children’s learning needs.

We start with a diagnostic test before the first session so teachers will get an overview of your children’s skills.  Teachers plan instruction and make instructional decisions based on your child's results.  We monitor your children’s progress and constantly adjust our instruction based on your child’s pacing and learning progress.

First Grade

First Grade

In Fairfax County Public Schools, the NNAT® is administered to all first-grade students in the spring.  The NNAT® categories are Pattern Completion, Reasoning by Analogy, and Serial Reasoning.

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Pattern Completion

Recognition of general orientation and design details

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Reasoning by anology

Relationships between geometric shapes

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Serial Reasoning

Sequence of shapes and changes in a sequence

NNAT® 3rd Grades and Upper Elem

3rd Grade & Upper Elementary

In Loudoun County Public Schools, the NNAT is administered to all third-grade students in the spring.  The NNAT to upper grades (3rd grade and above) categories are Pattern Completion, Reasoning by Analogy, Serial Reasoning, and Visual Spatialization.

Fairfax County Public Schools also administer it to upper-grade students who were not tested in first grade or those new to the public school system.


We will be with you on your journey!

An additional benefit is we guide you through the entire process of getting into the gifted program up to your children’s gifted portfolio preparation.

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Thursday Tips: CogAt®, NNAT® and Gifted Portfolio

Backed by research, join the Masterpiece Academy's exclusive webinar series to equip parents for CogAt® and NNAT® prep and craft compelling gifted portfolios. Each month, we delve into innovative teaching methodologies and practical strategies designed to enhance your child's cognitive abilities and showcase their unique talents.

What to Expect

Learn how to curate a portfolio that highlights your child’s exceptional abilities. Get tips on selecting suitable materials, documenting achievements, and showcasing creative talents that stand out.

Understand the nuts and bolts of Cognitive Assessment Tests®. Our experts will cover various components, including verbal, nonverbal, and quantitative reasoning, providing a comprehensive roadmap for effective preparation.

Discover cutting-edge teaching methods that resonate with gifted learners. From differentiated instruction to problem-based learning, explore how these approaches can be adapted to suit your child's learning style and needs.

We understand that every student is unique. Our webinars offer personalized tips and strategies, ensuring that you're prepared and prepared in the best way for you.

From time management to critical thinking, we equip you with skills to support your children.

 Learn from successful parents and experts who have successfully navigated the test prep and portfolio process. Learn from their experiences and apply these best practices to your approach.

Who Should Attend?

  • Parents who are exploring test prep options for their children's upcoming CogAt® and NNAT® tests.
  • Educators who are seeking effective strategies to support gifted students.

Thursday Tips Webinar Details

  • May 23, 2024, from 8:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Third Thursdays of the month
  • Join from the comfort of your own home.
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