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AABL: Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners

Entrance To PreK, K, and Grade 1

 

icon_events.png  AABL Update for NYC

For New York City Applicants - Students applying to a school requiring AABL for admission in the 2018 school year, registration will open in late August.


 

AABL administrations will take place in the morning beginning in November. Please check with the school(s) to which you are applying to identify deadlines for applications and score reports.

 

AABL Admission

 

Overview

Delivered on an iPad, AABL is a cutting-edge online, child-friendly assessment of an early learner's development in verbal and quantitative reasoning, early literacy, and mathematics for applicants for PreK through Grade 1 (ages 4 through 6). Download our AABL Quickfacts Guide for an in-depth introduction to the assessment.

 

 

 

What It Does: AABL assesses a child’s verbal and quantitative reasoning, early literacy, and mathematics skills and compares them to other children taking the test at the same level throughout the United States.

 

Why It Is Important: AABL is an important tool because it gives parents, teachers, and administrators the opportunity to learn what a child’s academic needs are and how best to address them.


Why It Works: The iPad interface uses vibrant graphics to present engaging activities that provide an enjoyable testing environment for your child.


How It Is Administered: Professionals administer the AABL through the iPad, but first give applicants a tutorial on how to use the iPad to respond to test items.

 
 

 

 

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What To Expect on AABL

Applying to PreK 

What To Expect on AABL

Applying to Kindergarten

What To Expect On AABL

Applying to Grade 1

 

You want your child to approach an upcoming assessment with confidence. While AABL is designed to be intuitive and age or grade-appropriate, we encourage you and your child to review the What to Expect on AABL video for the grade your child is entering and our What to Expect on AABL guide to help you both feel comfortable on the testing day.

 

What To Expect On AABL - PDF Guide

 
 
 
 

A child with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations on AABL. For information on accommodations for AABL and the required paperwork that needs to be completed, click here.

 

AABL Accommodations

 

 

Registration

 
 

Fees

Item Description Fee
Testing Fee The testing fee for students taking AABL for entrance to PreK, Kindergarten, or Grade 1. $65.00
Rescheduling Fee If you reschedule or change your AABL registration more than 10 business prior to your test date there is no fee. If you reschedule or change your AABL registration with 10 business days or less prior to your test date you will incur a rescheduling fee. $25.00 with 10 business 
days or less notice
Cancellation Fee If you cancel your AABL registration more than 10 business prior to your test date you may receive a full refund of your testing fee. If you cancel your AABL registration with 10 business days or less prior to your test date a cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. $25.00 with 10 business
days or less notice
No Show Fee If you do not arrive for your scheduled test and you do not inform ERB of the need to cancel or reschedule your registration, you will be charged a no show fee equal to the full testing fee. $65.00

 

Refund Policy

If you cancel your AABL registration more than 10 business prior to your test date you may receive a full refund of your testing fee. If you cancel your AABL registration with 10 business days or less prior to your test date a $25 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Please call AABL Operations at (877) 957-3222 to request your refund. 

Fee Waivers

AABL fee waivers are available for families in need. For information about obtaining a fee waiver, please contact AABL Operations at (877) 957-3222 or aabl-ops@erblearn.org.