CogAT Assessment for second grade students
During the month of November, students in second grade will be administered the CogAT test of cognitive abilities. This assessment is administered as a rolling administration, meaning that the date and time is dependent upon the building and students’ schedule. The range of dates for administration is November 7 – 16.
Results will be emailed to parents the week of December 3. When viewing test scores it is important to interpret them as representing a range of ability rather than a precise, specific or unchanging point on a score scale. It is also important to keep in mind that there are many factors that affect a child’s school achievement such as effort, attention, persistence, attitude and support at home and school.
Please be aware that the CogAT is a test that measures both general and specific reasoning abilities. Students are assessed in the areas of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal abilities. A score at or above 128 on this assessment meets the criteria established by the Ohio Department of Education for a superior cognitive gifted identification. Average scores on this assessment fall between 90 to 110. Above average scores range from 111 to 127. Students who earn a score of 127 will be afforded a cognitive ability retest opportunity later in the school year. Communication will come from the gifted services team regarding that opportunity.