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CogAT - Cognitive Abilities Test

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The CogAT is a group administered, norm-referenced test of developed academic reasoning skills. The CogAT is taken by students in grades 3, 5, 7 and 9, and by students testing for the PACE program.  CogAT is administered during October.

The CogAT measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal.

CogAT Features and Ability Profile Score

A short introduction to CogAT is available on this CogAT Introduction Video video

The website below was built to enable teachers, counselors, and parents to interpret the Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT) Ability Score Profiles for their students. You will see suggestions for using this score profile information to help your son or daughter learn more effectively. These instructional suggestions are intended to help teachers better meet the needs of individual students.

Directions: Click for Interactive Ability Profile System Opens new window
Enter a student's ability profile in the appropriate drop down boxes (see sample score for clarification). Once complete, click search, and an interpretation of the score will be provided.

CogAT Domains

Reasoning abilities have substantial correlations with learning and problem solving, both in and out of school. CogAT’s measurement of three different content domains ensures that educators receive a balanced view of the child. Each level of CogAT offers three test batteries: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal.

CogAT can be administered in whole or in part, however, the most complete view of a student will be provided through administration of all three batteries. The Multilevel Edition (Levels A-H) uses three different subtests to measure each ability. Use of a different item format on each subtest ensures that scores for each battery are not unduly affected by performance on a particular item type.

CogAT Levels

The table below lists the levels of CogAT administered in Plano at each grade.

Grade Level
CogAT Form Used
3 Level 9
4 Level 10
5 Level 11
6 Level 12
7 Level 13/14
8 Level 13/14
9 Level 15/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testing Schedule for CogAT Form 7, Levels 9 through 15/16

 Session
Substest

Estimated Total Time (minutes)

  Number of Items
Level 9
Level 10 - 15/16
Verbal Battery
1
Picture/Verbal Analogies
13
22
24
2
Sentence Completion
13
20
20
3
Picture/Verbal Classification
13
20
20
Quantitative Battery
4
Number Analogies
12
18
18
5
Number Puzzles
16
16
16
6
Number Series
12
18
18
Nonverbal Battery
6
Figure Matrices
13
20
22
7
Paper Folding
13
16
16
8
Figure Classification
13
20
22