Overview of the CogAT test
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is the norm referenced academic abilities test used in LPS. Students in grade 2 take the CogAT – please refer to the testing calendar for the test window information. This test is administered in paper/pencil format.
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The CogAT contains three batteries—Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal. Directions for each subtest are read aloud by the test administrator as students read them silently. Students then read and respond independently to each test item; recording their answer choice on a separate answer document.
One of the more useful pieces of information students receive from the CogAT test is the “CogAT Profile.” The profile appears on student score reports and in the Synergy student information system. Parents, teachers, or students can input the Profile at the website CogAT.com and recieve much more information about what the profile might mean and how to use the information.
The CogAT Profile is a series of letters and numbers indicating stanine score, relative strengths/weaknesses, and how “consistent” scores are across subtests.
The key below explains the “profile” letter (A, B, C, or E):