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I Am Smart Enough to Get into a New York Kindergarten

I am!  I am smart enough to get into a New York kindergarten.  Hello, Horace Mann: I’d like to introduce you to your newest kindergartener.  Me!  Me!  I’m going to kindy!

I scored 5 out of 5 on the kindergarten assessment.

Click the screenshot to take the quiz:


Will you be my kindergarten classmate?  I’m warning you ahead of time: I am a paste-eater.


1 torthuil { 07.08.14 at 6:51 pm }

4/5. And I still can’t figure out why I got the first one wrong (the one in the screenshot) LOL

2 knottedfingers { 07.08.14 at 6:54 pm }

I did it! 5/5!!! Y AY!! W e’ll be classmates!

3 nicoleandmaggie { 07.08.14 at 7:50 pm }

I think my answer for the first one is better than theirs. (Meanwhile I’m going, I have a BA in math! And economics! And a PhD from the top school in the world! And I still don’t get that first one. Why is the damn trapezoid right side up?)

4 a { 07.08.14 at 8:05 pm }

I got 2/5 and then got cut off by my phone. We will probably be classmates. 🙂

5 nicoleandmaggie { 07.08.14 at 9:20 pm }

ok, I think I get where they got the first one, but I still think my answer was fine too, and I can think of a different correct answer that wasn’t one of the choices

6 Queenie { 07.08.14 at 9:52 pm }

Nuts. And it assumes all kids should think the same. Like, I can totally see multiple answers to the first one. Which is also nuts.

7 Esperanza { 07.09.14 at 1:28 am }

I looked at number one for a full ten minutes and never figure it out because I thought the bottom line was part of the pattern and didn’t realize it was the answers! Then on number #3 I couldn’t submit my answer and go any further (the page was messed up). At least I read a comment where someone was stumped by #1 like me and someone else explained that the bottom row was the answers. Jeez. I’ll never get that ten minutes back.

8 Persnickety { 07.09.14 at 2:24 am }

4/5 and it was the last one- I had no idea what the pictures meant. Pattern recognition I can do though. Sneaky pattern recog though.

The problem with most tests is that they assume a certain amount of cultural knowledge that is shared, and that is not always the case. When I worked in Japan, one of our assessment tools was pictures of things to make ramen with, and students had to explain the process, but what about people who don’t eat/make ramen?

9 Brid { 07.09.14 at 2:26 am }

Whew! Five out of five… But, I think the test also told me something staggering about my self confidence… it took nearly everything I had to click the button after making my choices! I kept second-guessing myself, even though I could see it was the correct answer. I had to remind myself it was for pre-kindies! Yikes

10 andy { 07.09.14 at 7:52 am }

🙁 I only got 4 out of 5… oh dear!

11 Aislinn { 07.09.14 at 11:16 am }

I got 5/5, but I think it’s kind of sad how much I second guessed myself, especially with the first one. What happened to being able to stack blocks and maybe know your colors to get into kindergarten?

12 deathstar { 07.09.14 at 11:35 am }

I quit under the pressure.

13 Dora { 07.09.14 at 4:23 pm }

Not going to click. No need to exacerbate my mounting “sending my kid to off kindy” anxiety. Kindergarten is the new first grade. ACK!!!!

14 Justine { 07.12.14 at 7:53 am }

I’m clearly stupider than I thought. Or … I overthink everything. No paste for me. 🙁

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