CogAT 1st Grade Practice Test
Similar to the Kindergarten CogAT, the first grade CogAT also assesses students’ developing comprehension and reasoning skills, critical thinking skills, quantitative reasoning and ability to detect relationships between figures and images. Although a first grade student will encounter similar questions to that of a kindergartener, the content is slightly more advanced. In some cases, a 1st grade student will have developed the fine motor and visual-spatial reasoning skills needed to use the bubble sheet. TestingMom.com members receive access to free bubble sheets, so if you join you can assess whether your child is confident enough to use the bubble sheet come test day. Below are several CogAT sample questions that are intended for the 1st grade level. Each practice question will reflect a specific subtest that your child will come across.
1.) Quantitative Battery: Number Puzzles (Form 7 and 8)
In this number puzzle subtest, children are shown 2 trains. Each must be pulling the same number of red “boxes”. The child must identify which train should replace the train(s) with a question mark so that the train to the left of the chain is pulling the same number of red boxes as the train to the right of the chain.
Look at the example below. Do you see how the first train is pulling two cars with 9 red boxes? Now look at the second train. It is pulling one car with 0 red boxes. We need to add another car where the question mark is so this train will be pulling the same number of red boxes as the first train. Which car should we add so the second train will be pulling 9 red boxes?
2.) Non-Verbal Battery: Figure Classification
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.
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
For the verbal Analogies subtest, the child is shown a pair of items on top that are related to each other in some way. The child must determine how they are related. Then, the child must choose a picture from the possible answers that will have the same relationship with the picture on the bottom left.
Look t the two pictures on top. They go together in some way. Now look at the picture in the bottom box, and then look at the answer choices. Do you see a picture among the answer choices that goes with the picture on the bottom the same way the pictures on top go together?
4.) Quantitative Battery: Number Series
In the number series subtest, the child is shown 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.
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:
In the paper Folding subtest, the child sees a series of pictures that show a piece of paper being folded. Then, one or more holes are punched into the paper. The child must choose the answer that shows what the paper will look like when it is unfolded.
Parent say to your child: Take a look at the pictures across the top. They show a piece of square 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.) The correct answer is option number 3 (with 9 red boxes).
2.) The correct answer is option 3 (always has a middle black square; 3 squares are black).
3.) The correct answer is option 2 (the fan).
4.) The answer is option 3 (a rule of each number repeating twice: 4,4,1,1,5,5).
5.) The correct answer is option 2.