2021 Cognitive Abilities Testing (CogAT)

This spring, interested 5th grade students will be invited to take the full version of the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT).  This 2.25 hour test measures students’ learned reasoning abilities through verbal/picture analogies, number analogies and figure matrices.

Currently, the main purpose for administering the CogAT is to identify students for TAG in the area of intellectual ability and to qualify for the Summa program. The Summa program provides a differentiated, challenging curriculum that meets the cognitive, emotional, and social needs of highly gifted students in grades 6-8, while being sensitive to their developmental level.

For more information about TAG and Summa, please visit the BSD TAG page.

  • The CogAT is online and takes approximately 2.25 hours.

  • Students need to bring their BSD Chromebook. 

  • Students need to bring a comfortable pair of earphones/headphones and a pencil.

  • Students will be socially distanced and must wear masks at all times.

  • No food or drink, please. 

  • Testing dates will be emailed to all interested families in April.

  • Indoor and outdoor testing opportunities will be available.

Please complete the form below to indicate your interest in having your child tested by April 9, 2021.

Thank you,

The Office of TAG Services


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