The Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT) measures general reasoning abilities in three domains: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. At this Web site, you can input your son or daughter’s score profile and then read a brief description of his or her learned reasoning abilities.
You will also see some suggestions for using this score profile information to help your son or daughter learn more effectively. These instructional suggestions are intended to help teachers better meet the needs of individual students. While these recommendations are not exhaustive, they are indicative of what research indicates will make a positive instructional difference. However, there are many other factors that must be considered in deciding how best to meet the needs of each student. Only someone who is thoroughly familiar with the student, the curriculum, and the instructional resources that are available can choose wisely among the various educational options.
While education professionals are best qualified to interpret and use this test information, parents also play a critical role in their children’s education. If you would like to help as a parent, please contact your child’s teacher to discuss some ways to cultivate your son or daughter’s reasoning abilities at home.