I'm going to suggest the opposite, mdorn05. The Otis-Lennon test is given in second grade to define giftedness. If your child is gifted, the test points out whether your child would benefit for additional testing for highly gifted designations.
If your child isn't gifted, the last thing you want to do is coach them for a test where they will later struggle.
You can talk to your child's teacher and get reassurance that your child is likely to be identified, but aside from that, I've seen well-meaning families prep kids for tests. Then when the children are asked, or a child volunteers that they've studied for the test, the kids are NOT given the test, and they have to wait to be tested individually by the psychologist (which in this budget crisis could be forever).
See what the teacher suggests studying, but I'd be surprised if the teacher suggests any more than what the child is already doing in class and for homework.80499
The gifted coordinator at my daughter's elementary was not aware of the elimination of the testing for second graders this year. I'll ask at the district meeting on the 18th, but is there a chance your school went affiliated charter and chose to eliminate the testing?80838
Erin Yoshida and Cathy Estrada from the LAUSD GATE office came to my school last month to make a presentation. My daughter's teacher said we need two years of Advanced CST scores (450 ELA and 455 math) to qualify under just CST scores.80839
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