The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
By Inderbir Kaur Sandhu, Ph.D
Would you like to tell us how to understand the score report
of Cognitive Abilities Test? What is the key score? The
Profile? (example 8A) USS? (example 202) SSS? (example 128)
Grade PR? (example 94) or other? Thank you!
A: The Cognitive Abilities Test
(CogAT) is a measure of a student's potential to succeed in
school-related tasks. It should not be confused as a measure
for intelligence or IQ. Rather, it measures the reasoning
skills that have developed even though these general
cognitive skills are probably not explicitly taught. They
may not be specific to any content area, but these are
skills used in all areas of a student's academic
experiences. Apart from general cognitive skills, the CogAT
also measures general school skills (e.g., ability to
listen, follow directions, and focus attention). It can
beneficial when looking for the student's ability to be
successful in school and to look for dominant learning
strengths. Teachers commonly use it when they have concerns
over a student's classroom performance or lack of progress.
The scores provide a general sense of a student's abilities
and learning styles, which may lead to further analysis.
Bear in mind that the CogAT is an aptitude test and measures
preparedness for academic work, not the result of
instruction in school.
On the terms used in this test, please check out these links
– they provide detailed information of the test terms:
Hope that helps!
Cognitive Abilities Test CogATŪ Multilevel B Book (Grade 3*) - Practice Test 1
By Mercer Publishing
Level B is the Multilevel Ed. format of the CogAT exam, in
which the children read and answer the test questions
themselves and is usually given to children in third grade.
This book contains a single full-length practice test that
contains nine subtests in the three test areas found on the
CogATŪ exam: VERBAL Verbal Classification 20 questions
Sentence Completion 20 questions Verbal Analogies 25
questions QUANTITATIVE Quantitative Relations 25 questions
Number Series 20 questions Equation Building 15 questions
NONVERBAL Figure Classification 25 questions Figure
Analogies 25 questions Figure Analysis 15 questions
Practice Test for the CogATŪ* Multilevel Edition is a full
length practice test with answer key. The object of this
practice test is to familiarize your child with sample
questions they will face on test day, how the tests are
formatted, the symbols used and the number of questions in
in each test area.