Cognitive Abilities Test
The CogAT (Form 7) is a group administered, norm-referenced test of developed academic reasoning skills. The CogAT is taken by students in grades 1, 3, 5, and 7, and by some students testing for the PACE program. CogAT is administered September - October.
The CogAT measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal.
Interpreting CogAT Results - Interactive Ability Profile System
The Interactive Ability Profile System enables 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.
On the Interactive Ability Profile System you will 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.
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.
The table below lists the levels of CogAT administered in Plano at each grade.