CogAT: Cognitive Abilities Test

Ability Data: Bridging the Gap Between Student Potential and Student Achievement
CogAT is the most trusted assessment for measuring students' capacity to learn.


  • Age-specific (in years and months), up-to-date national norms and local norms calculated to the same exacting standards
  • Detailed information on students’ Verbal, Quantitative, and Figural (Nonverbal) reasoning
  • Individual domain scores, partial composites, and complete test composites are available for every student that finishes the test, providing a multifaceted view of student ability
  • Reliable, valid, and accurate data for all students
  • Separate test levels for Grades K through 6 and banded levels for Grades 7-12 to ensure that every aspect of the test’s format is developmentally appropriate at each grade

Scoring and Reporting

To gain the rich insights into student abilities that CogAT offers, you can choose from a variety of reports that serve the needs of different stakeholders, from families to teachers to administrators. Watch the videos below to learn more about the new CogAT Reporting Dashboard.
Reporting Options: Age and grade normative scores, local norms, separate and composite scores for ability batteries, and the Ability Profile Score provide multiple data points for use in identification and instruction.

The CogAT Dashboard
Administrator Preview

The CogAT Dashboard
Teacher Preview

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