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How to Prepare for the CogAT® Test

posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - May 28th, 2014

Parents across the country regularly prepare for the CogAT test and are often stumped as to where to find questions for this test. The Cognitive Abilities Test is required for entry into many competitive Gifted and Talented programs and private schools, so many parents begin preparing for the test early – sometimes as early as a year before the test.

Fortunately, many websites offer practice materials for the CogAT test, and websites like give parents the practice questions and practice material for the CogAT test that they need to get ready. Parents who are preparing their child for the CogAT test can use practice questions, games, and fun online activities to help get ready for test day.
Children who are taking the Cognitive Abilities Test are contending with more and more competition, so parents often begin prepping years in advance. Some parents even begin preparing for the CogAT test when they are pregnant! No matter when you start getting ready for the Cognitive Abilities Test, it’s important to read up on it and learn what’s on the CogAT test and how you can help your child prepare in ways that are fun and don’t burn them out. You’ll be ahead of the pack just by familiarizing your child with what to expect on the CogAT test – and your child will thank you!

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