The Helping All Gifted Children Learn: A Teacher's Guide to Using the NNAT2 will help teachers identify giftedness in their students. This guide identifies particular strategies on how gifted students connect to curriculum.
Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (second edition)—NNAT2 uses progressive matrices to allow for a culturally neutral evaluation of students’ nonverbal reasoning and general problem-solving ability, regardless of the individual student’s primary language, education, culture or socioeconomic background.
Based on seven levels, K through 12, the NNAT2 fosters a normative understanding of general ability without reliance on shared concepts, language, culture, and institutionalized curriculum.
Redesigned to engage and better assess the general student population.
The innovation of online testing, reporting and scoring.
Online assessments allow for automated capture, real time reporting and scoring, real time normative analysis and no physical commitment on the part of school administrators and instructors to store, distribute, organize and ship thousands of booklets. Online Items are presented one item per page, facilitating students’ focus on the task. The online testing format requires minimal computer-system requirements, computer readiness downloads, and provides a turnkey solution so that previous inhibitors throughout the assessment process have been eliminated, providing a value-added benefit to test administrators and support staff.
Taking only thirty minutes to administer, NNAT2 is specifically developed for use by a variety of education professionals, including but not limited to bilingual educators, testing coordinators, gifted and talented teachers, special education teachers, functional life skills facilitators, counselors and school psychologists.
Use NNAT2 to evaluate:
- General ability in the entire student population
- Students of limited English skills from diverse cultural backgrounds
- Gifted and talented students
- Non-English speakers, intermediate English speakers, and students learning the English language for the first time
- Students with limited motor skills, hearing impairment, and minimal color-vision impairment
- Students whose economic or social circumstances have limited their acquisition of knowledge and verbal skills
NNAT2 Items are:
- Utilize culturally neutral shapes and designs
- Isolates and evaluates fundamental reasoning, mathematics and problem-solving ability
- Unbiased for a culturally diverse student population
- Unbiased for hearing-impaired students
- Unbiased for students with minimal color-vision impairment
- Designed to require minimal motor skills
- Designed to require no receptive and/or expressive language
- Provide a graduating range of difficulty for identifying and recognizing gifted and talented and advanced students