CogAT – Cognitive Abilities Test
The CogAT measures learned reasoning and problem-solving skills. The district assessing these skills in two different areas; verbal and nonverbal. The Verbal Battery measures a child’s abilities to remember and transform sequences of English words, to understand them, and to make inferences and judgments about them. The Nonverbal Battery measures reasoning using pictures and geometric shapes. This reduces the impact on language on the student’s score. The Nonverbal Battery also appraises the student’s ability to use cognitive resources in new situations. In January and February the CogAT is given to students who been identified, through district criteria, for gifted services testing.