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.
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.
It is critical that the publisher’s guidelines for administering the tests be followed precisely—please review the tester qualifications.
Sample test scores for all tests are available as pdfs.