The CogAT®In Queen Anne's County Public Schools, The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®), is administered to students in grades 3 and 5 in mid-September.CogAT® measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal. While CogAT® is well-suited to help educators make important student placement decisions, such as selecting students for Gifted and Talented programs, exclusive features such as the Ability Profile Score can be used to expand the educational opportunities of all students.
Reasoning abilities have substantial correlations with learning and problem solving, both in and out of school. CogAT’s measurement of three different content domains ensures that educators receive a balanced view of the child.Each level of CogAT® offers three test batteries:Verbal Battery
Three types of percentile scores are reported from the CogAT.
Age Percentile Rank (APR) indicates the percentage of the students in the same age group in the national normative sample whose scores fell below the score obtained by a particular student.
Grade Percentile Rank (GPR) indicates the percentage of the students in the same grade in the national normative sample whose scores fell below the score obtained by a particular student.Local Percentile Rank (LPR) indicates the percentage of the students in the local group whose scores fell below the score obtained by a particular student.Once Parents have received their child's Snapshot Profile, they may use the interactive tool provided by Riverside Publishing to receive a more complete interpretation of the student's ability profile. Parents may CLICK HERE to access this interactive tool.