Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools uses the Cognitive Abilities Test, more commonly referred to as the CogAT7, as an aptitude test. All CMS second graders are screened with this tool in September.
The test is not timed, picture-based, and read aloud to students. No reading is required.
The CogAT7 measures a students' ability to reason to reason in three separate cognitive domains-- Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal. Each domain is broken into three different subtests.
Verbal= Picture Analogies, Sentence Completion, Picture Classification
Quantitative= Number Analogies, Number Puzzles, Number Series
Nonverbal= Figure Matrices, Paper Folding, Figure Classification
The CogAT also provides valuable information about how your child learns. For an individualized score profile on your child, please click here.
Earning an 87% or higher on the CogAT7 will earn a student points on the Talent Development rubric.
Scoring a 96% or higher on the CogAT7 will automatically place a student in the Talent Development program.
For more information about the CogAT assessment, please click here.