CogAT Resources

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)

The CogAT test is a test of reasoning skills. It measures the innate potential or capacity of the student to learn.  It measures general reasoning abilities and it can be used to predict achievement test scores.  General cognitive ability affects how rapidly students learn, the conditions under which they learn effectively, and how much they learn.  The CogAT does not measure fixed abilities.  

It is not an achievement test. Achievement tests measure skills that are directly taught and practiced in school.  The CogAT measures general thinking skills that are gradually developed in and out of school experiences. CogAT is a normed test on the population of students nation-wide that attends school and can take a group-administered test.  It is NOT an IQ test.

CogAT Test Information

CogAT Test Report Explanation