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Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)


Who takes this test?

ALL students at selected grade levels as part of the K-12 search for high ability students

Details

For more information, see this document.

Summary

Brown County Schools has selected the CogAT 7 as the measure of learned potential administered to ALL students at selected grade levels as part of the K-12 search for high ability students required by Indiana law.

The CogAT is group administered by licensed educators. It is comprised of the three separate subtests listed below. A student is considered to have met the primary criteria for identification as a high ability student if earns an:

  • Age Percentile Verbal Score of 96 or better (identified HA-Language)
  • Age Percentile Quantitative Score of 96 or better (identified HA-Math)
  • Age Percentile Composite Score of 96 or better (identified HA-General Intellectual)

The Non-Verbal battery is not used as a stand-alone indicator of high ability, but can be informative when studying a student’s profile. It is included in the Age Percentile Composite Score of (V+Q+N).