Purpose of Assessment: The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) appraises the cognitive development of students by measuring students learned reasoning abilities in the three symbol systems most closely related to success in school: Verbal reasoning, Quantitative reasoning and Nonverbal reasoning. Scores are used for 3 primary purposes:
- To guide efforts to adapted instruction to the needs and abilities of students.
- To provide a measure of each student’s level of cognitive development that captures important information not represented in school grades or in other measures of school achievement.
- To identify students whose predicted levels of achievement are markedly discrepant from their observed levels of achievement.
Who: Students in grade 2-8 who do not have a CogAT ability score.
Dates: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 (make-ups)
Practice links: None
What Do the Scores Mean: Here is a sample copy of the CogAT score report: ACCESS-Sample-Individual-Score-Report-English
CogAT Results: CogAT Results Interpretation Letter is found here in English. To translate to other languages, select the language at the top.
Resources: Interactive Ability Profile Interpretation System. This online app was built to enable teachers, counselors, and parents to interpret the Cognitive Abilities TestTM (CogAT) Ability Score Profiles for their students: www.cogat.com