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Cognitive Abilities Test and the Gifted and Talented Program
posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - August 6th, 2011
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is an exam that measures reasoning skills in several formats or modes. The test is used to assess abilities in all students and is a powerful tool in helping students of all ability levels meet and exceed their potential for learning now and in the future.
In addition to helping schools catch learning disabilities or challenges early in students, the CogAT test also helps schools identify those students who are already past “average” for their age and grade level in reasoning ability. The identification of both groups is critical to providing students an enriching, fulfilling, engaging and challenging learning experience that will help them further develop as productive thinkers and achieving scholars.