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An Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Rob Williams is a Chartered Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working and designing tests. He is also the author of five psychometric test design books and has worked for the leading global psychometric test publishers including SHL, Kenexa IBM, MBTI, CAPP and SOVA Assessment.

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What is the CogAT Test?

The COgAt is:

  • A non-verbal test designed as a multiple-choice test
  • Aimed at testing the academic aptitude and gifted abilities of children
  • Used in schools to test the cognitive development in children studying in grades K- 12.

Our levels of CogAT test practice

We offer each school year’s Level of CogAT test practice:

Firstly, CogAT practice tests (Level 7) Basic and CogAT practice tests (Level 9) Premium.

Secondly, 2nd Grade CogAT practice tests (Level 8) Basic and 2nd Grade CogAT practice tests (Level 8) Premium.

Thirdly, Grade 3 CogAT practice tests (Level 9) Basic and Grade 3 CogAT practice tests (Level 9) Premium.

And also,   4th Grade CogAT practice tests (Level 10) Basic and 4th Grade CogAT practice tests (Level 10) Premium.

Then next, Grade 5 CogAT practice tests (Level 11) Basic and Grade 5 CogAT practice tests (Level 11) Premium.

And finally, CogAT Grade 6 (Level 12) Basic and CogAT Grade 6 (Level 12) Premium.

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What is in the CogAT practice tests?

Our CogAT practice tests contain 3 test batteries:

  1. Verbal Battery– verbal classification, sentence completion, verbal analogies.
  2. Quantitative Battery –  quantitative relations, number series, equation building.
  3. Non-Verbal Battery – figure classification, figure analogies, figure analysis.

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What is the purpose of the CogAt? Well, the CogAT test is:

Unlike assessment tests which measure what a student has already learned

Also used to determine whether a child has any other special talents. For example, for gifted and talented programmes in the US

That said, United States primary schools primarily use this method for testing students who are between grades K and 12.

Used to determine the reasoning abilities of a child and compares his or her progress to children of the same age and group.

When is the CogAT gifted child’s school assessment used?

The COgAt is used in gifted children assessment programs. The CogAt specifically can help gifted children to:

  • Find peers who have similar pursuits;
  • Fit in better than in general classrooms.
  • Feel better and they comfortable about socialising and thereby making new friends.

CogAT Test administration

  • Verbal battery tests have a picture or verbal analogies and classification and sentence completion.
  • Quantitative battery has number analogies and series and picture classification.
  • Non-verbal battery comprises of figure matrices and figures classification and paper folding.
  • Accessible to both English speaking students as well as non-English speaking students.

CCAT test practice

What are the different CogAT test levels?

There are 14 levels of tests and each is suitable for a different grade of student. The test materials are different for different levels. For example, a grade 4 student will never get the same questions as a level 9 student. Here, the levels reflect the ages. So, level 5 means the child is 5 years old. The first level of the test is for age 5 or 6, which is kindergarten level. The child appearing for the kindergarten-level test will thus be at least 5 or 6 years old and no more than 6 years old. If the child is older than 6, then he or she will have to take a more advanced test.

There is no syllabus-specific question and if a child is comfortable with more cognitive skills then they will perform better in the test. Most of the time, the students who do very well on these tests are considered gifted. Experts, however, have disagreed with this.

One set of a student’s CogAT test results cannot determine their future. Nonetheless, predictive data on a student’s progress and how far they can achieve can be determined from this test.

CCAT test practice

CogAT test practice question formats

The students have to identify how two different pictures or concepts are related. This will use images or words or both and the level of explanation in the question will depend on the level of the test the child is taking. This section will consist of 14 questions and the child will get no more than 15 minutes to answer this section.

The questions might take the following form. A calf is to a cow what a foal is to a ____; the options will be sheep, horse, goat and pig. The child will have to select one of these four and proceed to the next section.

In the non-verbal part, there are:

  • Figure classifications.
  • 3 figures followed by a 4th in the answer section.
  • Ten minutes to answer 14 questions.
  • You need to work out the similarity.

Our gifted child assessment example

For example the New York City Gifted and Talented Test. The verbal sections involve testing the sense of taking directions, their aural reasoning, and arithmetic reasoning. The non-verbal questions assess the ability to complete a pattern, reasoning analogy, serial reasoning, and spatial visualisation too.

New York City Gifted and Talented Test (NYC G&T)

The children of New York City are assessed…

  • At ages 4 to 7 years for entering grades K-3.
  • Using Nonverbal questions are taken from the NNAT.
  • Plus, OLSAT-based oral questions
  • 48 non-verbal questions and 30 verbal questions.
  • Administration time of 30-60 minutes.

More Gifted child practice tests

We focus on GL Assessment’s CAT4 test specifically:

Other popular standardised cognitive tests

We offer many guides to the other popular standardised cognitive tests. Plus practice test materials for each one.

From School Entrance Tests, the Gifted education and Talented assessment specialists.

CogAT test practice