• CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test)

     

    The CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) is a reasoning and problem-solving assessment and provides insight into abilities not fully measured by achievement tests across three domains; verbal, quantitative and nonverbal.  Anoka-Hennepin administers the CogAT to students in the 2nd grade. The online untimed  assessment includes multiple choice questions in each of the domains; verbal, quantitative and nonverbal.

     

    The test is divided into batteries reflecting each domain, each battery has 3 components. Students will take the test on chromebooks with their homeroom teacher or in a small group.

  • The verbal battery:

    • Picture (Verbal) Analogies - identifying relationships between pictures.
    • Picture (Verbal) Classification - determining how pictures are alike.
    • Sentence Completion – listening to a sentence or question and selecting the picture that best fits the question.

     

    The quantitative battery:

    • Number Analogies – identifying relationships between quantitative concepts.
    • Number Puzzles – identifying equations presented as trains that must carry the same number of objects.
    • Number Series – relies on patterning skills selecting the next sequence.

     

    The non-verbal battery:

    • Figure Matrices – identifying relationships between spatial forms and uses the same thought processes as the picture and number analogies.
    • Paper Folding – identifying what will happen to a piece of paper that is folded then cut in some way then unfolded.
    • Figure Classification – infer relationships between shapes and figures, uses the same thought processes as picture classification.

     

    Testing time for each battery is estimated at 45-60 minutes. The total estimated time is two to three hours for all three batteries.

                                                              


    Level 8 Battery


    Subtest Name

    # of items

    Estimated time

    Estimated time per battery

    Session 1:  Verbal Battery

    Test 1:  Picture Analogies

    Test 2:  Sentence Completion

    Test 3:  Picture Classification

    18

    18

    18

    13

    14

    13


    40 minutes

    Session 2:  Quantitative Battery

    Test 4:  Number Analogies

    Test 5:  Number Puzzles

    Test 6:  Number Series

    18

    14

    18

    15

    15

    15


    45 minutes

    Session 3:  Nonverbal Battery

    Test 7:  Figure Matrices

    Test 8:  Paper Folder

    Test 9:  Figure Classification

    18

    14

    18

    13

    11

    13

    37 minutes