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How to Use Free CogAT Sample Tests
posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - January 21st, 2012
If your child will be taking the CogAT test soon, you undoubtedly want to do all you can to help them do well. One way to do this is with free CogAT sample tests. These are available on a variety of websites and can be found for both lower and higher grade levels. Keep in mind that they are only samples, but they can still give your child a chance to practice test-taking, and build their familiarity with the test format.
But – and this is a big but – be sure not to put too much pressure on the test itself. No matter what your child’s age, extreme pressure surrounding a test can lead to test anxiety, a condition being identified by many experts as the result of parental and societal pressures. This condition can lead to panic attacks, distraction, and other anxious behaviors leading up to and during a test such as the CogAT, resulting in unfairly lowered test scores.
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