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The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)

A recent Education Week Research Center report shows 54% of districts surveyed use the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®) as part of their gifted and talented identification criteria.
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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.

The CogAT Dashboard
Administrator Preview

The CogAT Dashboard
Teacher Preview
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CogAT Scope and Sequence
CogAT Overview
Measures Broad Range of Student Performance: The addition of more challenging items at each level helps reduce the need for out-of-level testing.
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.
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Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®)

  • 4 Key Questions on Differentiating Instruction: Blog Post
    Differentiating instruction has been a topic of conversation among educational researchers and educators alike in recent years. But what is true differentiated instruction, and how can teachers and administrators go about it in the best way? In this blog post, CogAT author Dr. Joni Lakin answers four key questions on the subject.
  • An Interview with Dr. Joni Lakin (4:46)
    Co-author Dr. Lakin explains how she came to be involved in the development of CogAT and how CogAT can uniquely support instruction for all students, including English learners.

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