Available year-round for grades 1–12, the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 6 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.
This test assesses developed reasoning and problem-solving abilities important for learning. Combination testing with Form C of The Iowa Tests® (recommended every 2–3 years) allows comparisons between a student’s ability and his actual achievement.
The CogAT tests last 1.5–2.5 hours, in addition to any time spent on the ITBS/ITED®.
The test measures three areas:
The CogAT Form 7 is not available. CogAT Form 6 is available for grades 1–12; however, some of these tests are restricted in certain states. The Form 6 can be ordered in a few ways:
It is critical that the publisher's guidelines for administering the tests be followed precisely—please review the tester qualifications. For help locating a tester or for the tester application, please visit our Test Administrator support page. Testers approved for The Iowa Tests are also approved for the CogAT.