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Wondering what kinds of questions your child will be asked on the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test)? Here is a CogAT Practice Test with five sample questions. Each of these questions are taken from a different type of question used to cover a unique cognitive ability.

IMPORTANT: While the CogAT sample questions shown on this page are representative of what your child will see on the exam, they are not taken directly from the actual test that’s being administered this year.

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CogAT Sample Question #1 — Number Analogies:

Begin by looking at the pictures in the top two boxes. They are related to each other mathematically. Now look at the picture in the bottom box. Can you find an answer choice that is related to the picture on the bottom in the same way the two pictures on top are related?

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CogAT Sample Question #2 — Verbal Classification:

Look at the words on top. They are alike in some way and go together. Now look at the words on the bottom. Choose one word from the answer choices that goes with the words on top in the same way.

Guitar Banjo Harp

A. Trombone B. Trumpet C. Flute D. Violin E. Instrument

CogAT Sample Question #3 — Figure Matrices 2:

Look at how the two figures on top go together. The third figure on the bottom must go with the fourth figure in the same way that the first two figures go together. Choose the fourth figure that belongs in the empty box to complete this puzzle.

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CogAT Form 7 Sample Question #4 — Number Series:

Look at the numbers in the top row below. There is a rule that governs the order in which the numbers occur in the series. Figure out the rule and then choose the number that comes next from the answer choices below.

2 7 12 17 22 ___

A. 23 B. 25 C. 27 D. 29 E. 31

CogAT Sample Question #5 — Verbal Analogies:

Look at how the two pictures on top go together. The third picture on the bottom must go with the fourth picture in the same way that the first two pictures go together. Choose the fourth picture that belongs in the empty box to complete this puzzle.

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(Answers: 2nd from left, D, 4th from left, C, 4th from left)

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In question one, we can say the second racket picture has two fewer rackets, and therefore the second tennis ball picture should have two fewer balls, i.e., answer “second from the left”. This is a valid answer, and the answer you give at the end.
Of course, you could also say that the upper pictures show multiple vs. single rackets, and therefore the lower pictures should show multiple vs single balls, i.e., answer “third from the left”. This, like the other, is a perfectly valid answer, yet in an actual test you would count it as incorrect.
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Answers for the questions:

1.
The answers could vary depending on your point of view, but the most logical for me is the answer with 3 balls because the tennis ball numbers are 2 more than the racket. Also you could also say 2 because 3 divided by 3 is 1 and if you divide the 5 it is about 1.666667, which rounds to 2

2.
Again, the answers could vary because of your perspective, but the most easy one to pick out is answer D, which is the violin because all of the instruments have strings and you can pluck them. Also all of those answers could work too (except answer E) because they are instruments, but then again, that is a way less broad perspective and is not an example of out-of the box thinking.

3.
This question requires more logical thinking, as 2 of them may seem as they work (2nd and 4th figure) but be careful! If you put the 4th figure and the other matching figure together, they overlap a bit on the top right. The point is to fill all the side spaces, as shown on the 1st and 2nd quadrant. The 2nd figure when put on top of the 3rd quadrant exactly fills all side spaces, which follows the pattern.

4.
The answer is C because the numbers are increasing by 5 each time.

5.
The answer is the bed. Some people may think that it is the baby table because the baby can fit in that also but if you look at the baby it is lying down and sleeping, which is almost impossible in that type of table. Also the analogy up above shows that the bird’s claws are shaped in a way that they would be sitting on something, which is what birds do in bird cages.

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FAQs

How do you do well on CogAT? ›

When working through a CogAT practice test, make sure your child is working in a quiet and well-lit environment where he or she can focus while working through questions. We suggest doing these batteries in 3 separate sittings, with a rest period between each battery.

What is the average range on the CogAT? ›

The Standard Age Score has a maximum possible score of 160; the average score is 100.

How do I improve my verbal CogAT score? ›

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Reinforce vocabulary and word usage through reading! Books are invaluable when it comes to reinforcing listening skills, word fluency, and reading comprehension. Books are tools that encourage the child to ask questions about tricky or foreign words and concepts that they run into.

Is a CogAT score an IQ score? ›

The CogAT is NOT an IQ test; it focuses specifically on reasoning skills that are related to school success. The CogAT may be administered on a computer or on paper. Questions on the CogAT are multiple choice, and the total testing time is typically 90 to 120 minutes, depending upon the CogAT test level.

What is a good CogAT score? ›

As per standard age scores, a very high score in CogAT is between 128 and 150, above average score is between 112 and 127, average score is between 89 and 111, below average score is between 73 and 88, and very low score is between 50 and 72.

Should kids study for CogAT? ›

Helping them prepare for the CogAT will help them score higher on the test. This is because this test is different than other standardized tests. In addition, it's important to understand many in-the-know parents have their kids prep for the CogAT.

What is considered gifted on CogAT? ›

Students who score above the 85th percentile may be identified as gifted and placed in the gifted resource program, depending on the student's performance on the rest of the eligibility assessments.

What does a low CogAT score mean? ›

Students with Low Scores

Verbal. subtest Verbal aptitude, word knowledge and concepts, facility with language, verbal reasoning, and analogies Can usually be expected to do well in reading and language activities May struggle with reading, writing, and other language-based activities.

Does CogAT measure giftedness? ›

A student receiving a composite score of 96% or higher on the CogAT automatically identifies them as academically gifted and talented.

Can you study for CogAT test? ›

- The CogAT is a test of their cognitive abilities, and is not something that students can study for in advance. Please present this as a low-stakes event, or even just a series of puzzles that will help us understand how students' brains can solve problems. It is not a test of their academic achievement.

How do I prepare my child for CogAT? ›

The best way to prepare for the CogAT exam is by exposing your child to the exam format and the types of questions they will see on the day of the test. With Mercer Publishing's full-length Practice tests, your child will experience the same format and number of questions as the actual exam.

Do CogAT scores change over time? ›

Your child's CogAT scores may change over time. Just like other skills, reasoning ability can be affected by growth, practice, and motivation. Students' patterns of strengths and weakness can change also. This is normal; just as kids have physical growth spurts, they can have intellectual growth spurts.

What percentile is gifted? ›

Gifted children are usually, but not always, high achievers. Even when they don't get good grades in class, they tend to score high on achievement tests, most often in the 95–99 percentile range.

What is IQ of Bill Gates? ›

Stephen Hawking's IQ – How Yours Compares to His and Other Famous Persons' IQ
Name (First/Last)DescriptionIQ (SB)
Benjamin FranklinWriter, scientist & politician160
Benjamin NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister180
Bill GatesCEO, Microsoft160
Bill (William) Jefferson ClintonPresident137
111 more rows

Is the CogAT test reliable? ›

Research shows that the CogAT Test can compare the aptitude of a student with his/her achievement reliably.

What is CogAT test 2nd grade? ›

The CogAT Test measures the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student compared to age mates and grade mates. These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.

What is CogAT test for 3rd grade? ›

The CogAT test is used to identify gifted students and help parents understand their children's cognitive strengths, weaknesses and learning styles. The CogAT measures students' abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal symbols.

What is nonverbal on CogAT? ›

The CogAT Nonverbal Battery is designed to measure a student's problem solving and reasoning abilities through the use of visual and spatial based questions. This section of the CogAT is unique in that students do not rely on the use of words, but instead geometric shapes and figures.

Should you guess on CogAT? ›

On the CogAT, should my child guess if they don't know the correct answer? Yes. There is no penalty for getting questions wrong on the CogAT.

Do all students take CogAT? ›

Historically, the CogAT is a go-to test for educators to identify skill sets, gaps and plan according to a student's level. The test also helps in identifying gifted and talented students. So, practically any student from elementary or secondary or high school can take CogAT as it provides the ability profile.

How long is the CogAT test for 3rd grade? ›

Time: The test takes 145 minutes for students in grades 3-12, 138 minutes for students in grades 1-2 and 169 minutes for students in kindergarten. Preparation: Students can prepare by taking practice tests and performing practice problems.

What does 8A mean on CogAT? ›

8A = Above average scores on all three batteries. 8B (V-) = Generally high scores with a relative weakness on the Verbal Battery. 8E (V-) = Generally high scores with an extreme weakness on the Verbal Battery.

What is the purpose of the CogAT test? ›

What does the CogAT measure? The CogAT measures reasoning and problem-solving skills in three different areas: Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal. Reasoning skills develop gradually throughout a person's lifetime and at different rates for different individuals.

What does 9th stanine mean? ›

Stanine scores are derived from a national norm reference sample. A stanine is a score from 1 to 9 with a. stanine of 9 indicating a very high level of general ability relative to the whole norm reference group, and. a stanine of 1 indicating a very low relative achievement.

What does grade stanine mean? ›

Stanine is short for standard nine. A stanine score ranges from a low of 1 to a high of 9; therefore, the name “stanine.” For instance, a stanine score of 1, 2, or 3 is below average; 4, 5, or 6 is average; and 7, 8, or 9 is above average.

How long does CogAT testing take? ›

2-3 hours

What tests are used to identify gifted students? ›

Independent IQ tests, such as the WISC-IV, Stanford-Binet, and Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children are more accurate for gifted children. An IQ test of 85-114 is average. A test between 115 and 129 is referred to as mild giftedness, 130-144 moderate giftedness, and 145 to 159 high giftedness.

How often can you take the CogAT? ›

A : The CogAT and/or NNAT-3 should be administered no more than once every six months. At test registration, you will be signing a document that verifies that your child has not taken these tests within the last six months, or will not take them in the next six months.

What CogAT level is 4th grade? ›

The Level 10 is designed for 10-year-old students. Since 10-year-old children are generally in 4th grade, schools often administer the CogAT Test Level 10 to students in the 4th grade. The CogAT 4th grade is frequently used as an assessment tool for gifted program admissions.

Who writes CogAT test? ›

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a group-administered K–12 assessment published by Riverside Insights and intended to estimate students' learned reasoning and problem solving abilities through a battery of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal test items.

What is an example of a cognitive test? ›

Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA): This test involves memorizing a short list of words, naming objects shown in pictures, copying shapes and performing other tasks. This test takes about 15 minutes to complete.

What is CogAT test 1st grade? ›

CogAT 1st Grade Practice Test. Similar to the Kindergarten CogAT, the first grade CogAT also assesses students' developing comprehension and reasoning skills, critical thinking skills, quantitative reasoning and ability to detect relationships between figures and images.

What is CogAT test 5th grade? ›

The CogAT 5th grade assesses verbal, nonverbal, and quantitative abilities of 5th graders and is frequently used to evaluate students for admissions to gifted programs.

Is CogAT test online? ›

The CogAT Test can either be taken online or on paper.

What three factors do most reputable intelligence tests have in common? ›

Reputable tests have three factors in common. They are all standardized, valid, and reliable.

What is 9A in CogAT test? ›

They obtained age stanines of nine on at least two of the CogAT batteries. Their scores on the three batteries do not differ significantly from each other. Profile 9A students have superior cognitive resources for learning and typically show very high levels of achievement in all school subjects.

How rare is a gifted child? ›

While we like to think everyone is special, some people have extraordinary abilities — intellectual, artistic, social, or athletic. Many experts believe only 3 to 5 percent of the population is gifted, though some estimates reach 20 percent.

What does a gifted child look like? ›

Common Characteristics of Gifted Children:

Strong sense of curiosity. Enthusiastic about unique interests and topics. Quirky or mature sense of humor. Creative problem solving and imaginative expression.

What age do gifted children learn to read? ›

One blog offers guidelines for encouraging reading when it is not your child's greatest interest. Most gifted children who are not early readers catch up quickly, though, start reading on their own in kindergarten or first grade, and learn to love reading.

What is Albert Einstein's IQ? ›

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist and philosopher of science whose estimated IQ scores range from 205 to 225 by different measures.

What was Steve Jobs IQ? ›

"Steve Jobs likely had an IQ roughly 160 or above. In Walter Isaacson's biography, near the end of 4th grade, Jobs was tested. Jobs said: 'I scored at the high school sophomore level.

What was the IQ of Nikola Tesla? ›

However, Nikola Tesla was one of the smartest people ever to walk the planet. Born during a lightning storm in 1856, Tesla had an IQ range from 160 to 310. He's known to invent the Tesla coil and alternating current machinery.

What is a good CogAT score for 5th grade? ›

The maximum score on the CogAT test is 160. A score above 100 is an average score. Students who are considered exceptional fall within the top 2% of scores. Anywhere within the region of 100 to 160 will place you in stanines 9 to 5.

How do I interpret my CogAT score? ›

This number combines all three scores and indicates where your child stands by comparison to other students who took the test. Thus, a composite percentile score of 98 indicates that, overall, your child did better on all three sections combined than 98 percent of other students in her age group.

What does 9th stanine mean? ›

Stanine scores are derived from a national norm reference sample. A stanine is a score from 1 to 9 with a. stanine of 9 indicating a very high level of general ability relative to the whole norm reference group, and. a stanine of 1 indicating a very low relative achievement.

What is CogAT test 2nd grade? ›

All CogAT levels are cognitive aptitude tests that assess verbal, nonverbal, and quantitative reasoning abilities in K-12 students. It is used: To identify giftedness in your 2nd grader. To understand your child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

Do CogAT scores change over time? ›

Your child's CogAT scores may change over time. Just like other skills, reasoning ability can be affected by growth, practice, and motivation. Students' patterns of strengths and weakness can change also. This is normal; just as kids have physical growth spurts, they can have intellectual growth spurts.

What is nonverbal on CogAT? ›

The CogAT Nonverbal Battery is designed to measure a student's problem solving and reasoning abilities through the use of visual and spatial based questions. This section of the CogAT is unique in that students do not rely on the use of words, but instead geometric shapes and figures.

What is CogAT test for 3rd grade? ›

The CogAT test is used to identify gifted students and help parents understand their children's cognitive strengths, weaknesses and learning styles. The CogAT measures students' abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal symbols.

Can you study for CogAT test? ›

- The CogAT is a test of their cognitive abilities, and is not something that students can study for in advance. Please present this as a low-stakes event, or even just a series of puzzles that will help us understand how students' brains can solve problems. It is not a test of their academic achievement.

What does grade stanine mean? ›

Stanine is short for standard nine. A stanine score ranges from a low of 1 to a high of 9; therefore, the name “stanine.” For instance, a stanine score of 1, 2, or 3 is below average; 4, 5, or 6 is average; and 7, 8, or 9 is above average.

What is the purpose of the CogAT test? ›

What does the CogAT measure? The CogAT measures reasoning and problem-solving skills in three different areas: Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal. Reasoning skills develop gradually throughout a person's lifetime and at different rates for different individuals.

How will you interpret a student's 80% percentile score the student scored? ›

If the student's percentile rank is 80, you know that 80% of the students in the reference group received lower scores. A percentile rank indicates the percentage of scores falling below a certain score. Percentile scores range from 1 to 99.

How percentile rank is calculated? ›

The percentile rank formula is: R = P / 100 (N + 1). R represents the rank order of the score. P represents the percentile rank. N represents the number of scores in the distribution.

What is a scaled score? ›

What is a scaled score? A scaled score is a representation of the total number of correct answers (also known as raw scores) a candidate has provided that has been converted onto a consistent and standardized scale. Scaled scores indicate the same level of performance, regardless of which form a candidate has received.

What is a good score for CogAT for 2nd grade? ›

You will be able to see their percentile rank in each section, as well as their percentile rank for their composite score, which combines all three. In general, a percentile score of 50 on the test is considered average.

Is the CogAT test important? ›

The CogAT provides teachers and parents with information about students' cognitive development, ability to learn new tasks, and problem solving abilities. Additionally, several gifted and talented programs across the United States may require students to take the CogAT in order to be considered for admissions.

How long does CogAT testing take? ›

2-3 hours

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