NYC’s Riverdale and Horace Mann Schools will require kindergarten applicants to take the online First Look Insights test, or the FLI when applying during the 2022-2023 school year.
Between 2020 and 2021, the academic and cognitive skills tested on the FLI around areas such as early reading, math, and memory became more involved.
Practice with your child while on Zoom from two different rooms to mimic the 1:1 virtual assessment. While on Zoom, your child can label uppercase and lowercase letters, match sounds to letters, and play memory, math, and rhyming games.
Your child should wear headphones while you practice, which are required for the test.
Puro Wireless Headphones for Kids have been most helpful to the children I work with because they fit well, and there are no distracting wires to play with.
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If you would like to learn more about kindergarten interviews and kindergarten testing or find your child would benefit from additional support, please reach out to me, Stephanie Sigal M.A. CCC-SLP. I look forward to hearing from you!