Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)

The Cognitive Abilities Test, or CogAT, is a nationally-normed test published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal.  It is NOT an assessment of grade level content and skills. The CogAT is administered to all students in grades 2 and 5 within a group setting during the fall of each school year, and is proctored either by the student’s teacher or guidance counselor.

Perkins Local School District considers the results of the CogAT in identification for the gifted and talented program.