Diagnostics are given to determine a student’s current level of performance in regards to a number of cognitive and academic skills. The scores from these exams provide a baseline that our staff uses to plan each student’s individualized tutoring curriculum.


Diagnostics are available for all of the exams we prepare for. See a list of tests here.

During a diagnostic, a student works through test questions similar to the actual exams. The diagnostics are conducted in a 1-on-1 setting with a proctor. They can take place at one of our New York City offices or at the student’s home.


The proctor:

  • Monitors the student’s testing experience.

  • Notes any test strategies the student should employ in a future testing setting (such as pacing, process of elimination, etc.).


Once the diagnostic has been completed, parents will receive a score report, which is posted to the student’s portal page. Parents are welcome to contact their Account Manager to discuss the results and potential next steps!

Bright Kids Diagnostics



Assessments are available to students entering K-1st grade for Gifted and Talented, Stanford Binet, AABL, and Private School Visits. During an assessment, a student works through questions in the test format with our learning specialists in a secure, low-stress environment at one of our New York City offices.

More than learning simply what a student knows, our specialists:

  • Test sub-skills necessary to be successful on these challenging exams.

  • Gain an understanding of a student’s problem-solving approach and learning style.

  • Evaluate a student’s behavior and stamina during the session.

The objective is to determine a student’s strengths and improvement areas and to create a curriculum based on this data.

Assessments last anywhere from 45 minutes to 75 minutes, depending on a student’s pace and the test(s) that he or she is being assessed for. A detailed summary, score report, and recommendations for tutoring are then written-up and posted to the student’s portal page for parents to view. Parents are welcome to contact their Account Manager to discuss the results and potential next steps!

Bright Kids Assessments



Given by our top educators, a mock test for the NYC Gifted & Talented Exam is a great way to prepare for test day and can be taken at any point in the preparation process. Regardless of whether you are prepping with Bright Kids tutors or working on your own at home, mock tests are a great tool to identify your child’s strengths and improvement areas.


Bright Kids Mock Tests

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