The CogAT Test Guide
by Giles Howard, Tests.com
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAt) is an evaluation of a student’s verbal, quantitative and non-verbal reasoning skills. Administered to grades K-12, the CogAt is designed as an assessment of pure reasoning skills used to identify gifted students. The test series is developed by Riverside Publishing and has been published since 1954.
The second battery of the CogAt is the quantitative battery. This group of tests evaluates students' skill level in problem solving and quantitative reasoning. Like the verbal battery, the quantitative battery is broken down into subsections based on the student's age:
The final test battery is the nonverbal battery that tests students' problem solving ability. It consists of a number of nonverbal problems involving geometric shapes and puzzles. Because this test battery involves no reading, it is an ideal set of tests to evaluate students with low English proficiency or students who have difficulty reading. It is broken down into subsections based on a student's age:
It's possible to prepare for reasoning tests such as the CogAt by taking practice tests and performing practice problems. These practice exams and problems familiarize students with the format of the test and the types of questions that will be on it. Because the test does not evaluate any sort of subject comprehension, it is unnecessary to study any vocabulary, math or science in preparing for the CogAt.
Sources: Riverpub.com, Issaquah.wednet.edu