Guide students to success

By measuring students’ learned reasoning and problem-solving abilities in the three areas most linked to success in school, CogAT reveals a valid, broad view of their talents. With this knowledge, educators can make decisions that elevate each student’s academic experience.

Level the Field

Provide opportunities for English language learners to demonstrate ability.


Optimize opportunities for learning through CogAT's support for differentiation.


Perform a fast, reliable measure of abilities with the test's alternative screening form.

CogAT offers insight into cognitive domains not fully measured by other tests.

Measure Different Abilities

CogAT measures three separate domains - Verbal, Nonverbal, and Quantitative reasoning - to identify strengths and weaknesses missed by other assessments.


Superior technical quality means you can trust the results to help make high-stakes decisions.

CogAT offers flexible and fair assessment.

Equivalent Forms

Equivalent forms provide an opportunity for quicker and easier retesting. A new equivalent Form 8 offers fresh content, supports test security, and maintains enhancements made in Form 7.

Language Neutral Prompts

Forms 7 and 8 level the field for English language learners by reducing the language load throughout, using picture prompts at primary levels, and offering special scoring options. 

Screening Forms

A new screening form reduces testing time and gives an initial screening for large groups or incoming students.

Flexible ways to administer, to get test results, and to interpret are available to fit your needs. 

Online or Paper

Choose paper-pencil or online testing, and then select paper or web-based reports


Built-in safeguards - secure browsers, session expiration, restricted access, secure logins, and confirmation of identity - ensure validity of results.

Innovative Support 

Printed ancillaries, online videos, and interactive materials provide guidance and support for educators. 

“Educators can use CogAT for differentiating instruction in the regular classroom as well as identifying students that are going to excel in content areas like Math and English.”

Dr. Joni Lakin Auburn University
Iowa Assessments
Assess less, measure more
Improved student achievement

Insight into abilities across three cognitive domains—Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal—that aren’t fully measured by achievement tests can inform student instruction.

More support for decision making

Research-based interpretations and comparisons of all students’ abilities with the most current standardizations and norms will help place students in the programs best suited to their needs.

Increased teacher productivity

Comprehensive ancillary materials give educators the guidance they need to make the most of the assessment data.

Awareness of how students learn

Areas of strength provide compelling profiles for each student and allow educators to plan personalized learning.

Discovery of achievement and ability gaps

Test results highlight significant discrepancies between expected and actual student achievement so educators can see where students have gaps in learning.

Learn more about CogAT’s strength in abilities assessment.