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The CogAT for second graders builds upon the content covered in earlier grade levels.  It also introduces two crucial skills that are not directly related to the test content. Second graders, unlike Kindergarteners and 1st graders taking the CogAT, must read the test questions themselves instead of relying on a proctor’s reading. This shift places a particular emphasis on reading skills, especially in the Verbal Analogy subtest. Additionally, there is a change in the sentence completion questions. Instead of receiving figures or images, students now must fill in the appropriate word in the blank space.

Second graders also begin using a bubble sheet to record their answers for the CogAT. TestingMom.com offers sample bubble sheets for students to use in order to build familiarity with this method of recording answers. This way, your child can concentrate on the material being tested, not on how to take a test. Below, you’ll find several CogAT sample questions intended for the 2nd grade level. Each practice question will reflect a specific subtest that your child will come across.

1) Quantitative Battery: Number Puzzles

In the CogAT Number Puzzles subtest, individuals receive a series of numerical patterns or sequences. Their task is to identify the underlying rule or pattern and then predict the next number or numbers in the sequence based on that rule.

This subtest assesses a person’s ability to recognize numerical relationships, make logical deductions, and apply mathematical reasoning to solve problems. Consequently, it aids educators and psychologists in evaluating an individual’s mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills. This, in turn, assists in identifying strengths and areas for improvement in education or cognitive assessments.

Example #1:

In this section, you will be given a mathematical equation. Choose the answer that should replace the ? symbol.

4 + 3 + 2 = 2 + 3 + ?

a.  2          b.  3          c.  9          d.  11          e.  4

Parent say to your child: What number will replace the  symbol, so that the mathematical equation on the right is equal to the one on the left?

2) Non-Verbal Battery: Figure Classification

CogAT Figure Classification is a cognitive assessment task that requires individuals to analyze and identify patterns, relationships, or differences among a series of visual figures or shapes. It is a common practice in cognitive ability tests to assess a person’s non-verbal reasoning and problem-solving abilities. In these tests, participants receive a set of figures, and their task is to determine which figure does not belong or differs from the others based on a specific characteristic or rule. This assessment measures one’s ability to think critically, identify patterns, and make logical deductions based on visual information, independent of language or verbal skills.

In the Figure Classification subtest, the student is shown two rows of figures. The top figures are alike in some way. The student must choose one figure from the bottom row that goes with the top figures in the same way that the figures on top go together.

Example #2:

Parent say to your child: Look at the shapes on top. They are alike in some way and so they belong together. Choose one shape from the bottom row that belongs with the figures on top.

3) Verbal Battery: Verbal Analogy

In the CogAT Verbal Analogy subtest, individuals receive pairs of words that exhibit a specific relationship or similarity. They must then identify another pair of words from multiple-choice options that exhibits a similar or analogous relationship to the original pair.

This subtest assesses a person’s verbal reasoning skills, along with their ability to recognize and apply relationships between words. Additionally, it gauges their capacity to think critically and analytically in a linguistic context. As a result, its design aims to measure language-based reasoning abilities, providing valuable insights into an individual’s verbal reasoning strengths and weaknesses for educational and cognitive assessment purposes.

Example #3:

The first two words in the sentences below go together in a certain way. Choose the answer that goes with the third word in the sentence the same way that the first and second words go together.

Lemon is to lemonade as orange is to _____.

A. apple juice       B. soda      C. grape juice        D. water      E. orange juice

4) Quantitative Battery: Number Series

In the CogAT Number Series subtest, individuals receive a sequence of numbers or mathematical patterns. Their task is to identify the underlying rule or pattern governing the sequence and then predict the next number or numbers in the sequence based on that rule.

This subtest assesses a person’s ability to recognize numerical relationships, make logical deductions, and apply mathematical reasoning to solve problems. It assists educators and psychologists in comprehending an individual’s mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills. This, in turn, offers insights into their strengths and areas for improvement during educational or cognitive assessments.

In the example below, we show the child an abacus with one rod missing. The child needs to review the first five rods and look for a pattern or rule. Then the child should choose the sixth rod that would continue to pattern or follow the rule in the sixth place.

Example #4:

Parent say to your child: Look at the example below. This is an abacus. The beads in the first 5 rods form a pattern or follow a rule. The beads in the sixth rod are missing. Can you choose the rod that goes in the sixth place that would complete the pattern or follow the rule?

5) Non-Verbal Battery: Paper Folding

In the CogAT Paper Folding subtest, individuals receive a series of images depicting a piece of paper undergoing various folds and punctures. Their task involves predicting the final outcome of the paper once it is unfolded.

This subtest assesses a person’s spatial reasoning and visual-motor integration skills. It requires individuals to mentally manipulate and visualize how a paper would look when unfolded after undergoing various folding and hole-punching actions. CogAT Paper Folding evaluates an individual’s capacity to understand and reason about spatial transformations, rendering it a valuable component of the CogAT for assessing cognitive abilities in a non-verbal context.

In the Paper Folding subtest, the child observes a series of pictures depicting the folding of a square paper. Afterward, one or more holes puncture the paper. The child’s task is to select the answer illustrating the paper’s appearance when unfolded.

Example #5:

Parent say to your child: Take a look at the pictures across the top. They show a piece of square paper being folded. Then, one or more holes are punched in the folded piece of paper. Can you point to the answer that shows what the square piece of paper will look like when it is unfolded.

1) e

2) 1 – Has different inner shape

3) E

4) 1 – the 1st, 3rd and 5th rods are “4”; the 2nd, 4th, and 6th rods increase by one: 4,2,4,3,4,4

5) Option 4

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The 2nd Grade test information is incorrect. Students do not read anything on this test, it is entirely pictorial.
I am a GATE teacher and give the CogAT all the time. Our network of schools utilizes the computer program from Riverside Data Publishing. We can either read the test directions and questions aloud, or utilize the audio program with headphones.
There is one Quantitative test where number equations must be read.
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