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CogAT® test for children in kindergarten through second grade breakdown has many components
posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - July 20th, 2012
Though the CogAT® is designed to test similar abilities in different ages, the fact that it is administered to such a wide range of ages means that the test is different for different age ranges.
The key split is between second and third grade aged children. The CogAT® test for children in kindergarten through second grade breakdown has many components. The test is broken down into the following sections for test prep for the CogAT®:
- Verbal aptitude: oral vocabulary, verbal reasoning.
- Quantitative aptitude: relational concepts, quantitative concepts
- Non-Verbal aptitude: Figure classification, matrices
The big difference is that for the younger age group each section has only two sub-tests, whereas older children have three sub-tests. Here is how the test is broken down for children in third grade through their senior year of high school. Verbal aptitude: verbal classification, sentence completion, verbal analogies.
- Quantitative aptitude: quantitative relations, number series, equation building
- Non-Verbal aptitude: figure classification, figure analogies, figure analysis.
Not only do older children have a different number of skills being tested, some of the subtests they get are different from the ones seen by the younger age group. When preparing your children for the CogAT®, be sure to prepare them for the test matching their age group. While the general skills are similar, the specifics can make a big difference in your child’s score.