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CogAT® (Cognitive Abilities Test™) for Homeschools

Available year-round for grades 1–12, the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) consists of three batteries that provide separate scores for the following reasoning/learning abilities: verbal, quantitative (numerical), and nonverbal.

Combining achievement tests and learning ability tests will help you develop reasonable expectations for your child’s progress, based on his or her abilities. Once you discern whether your child is reaching his or her academic potential, you can understand how to tailor your teaching to your child’s learning style.

Test Details

Test Features

  • Assesses developed reasoning and problem-solving abilities important for learning
  • Combination testing (recommended every 2–3 years) allows comparisons between student's ability and his actual achievement
  • Approximate testing time of 2 1/2 hours (1 1/2 hours of actual working time)

Areas tested

  • Verbal classification, sentence completion, and verbal analogies
  • Quantitative relations, number series, and equation building
  • Figure classification, figure analogies, and figure analysis

Restrictions

CogAT tests are available for grades 1–12, however, some tests are restricted in certain states. Please check this list to see if your state has any restrictions.

Tester Qualifications

It is critical that the publisher’s guidelines for administering the tests be followed precisely—please review the tester qualifications.

Sample Scores

Sample test scores for all tests are available as pdfs.


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