Dear Parents and Caregivers,
In the third grade, we administer the Cognitive Abilities Test to our students. This test (the “CogAT“) is used to help identify thinking patterns in students, and to show areas in which a student’s achievement may not match their abilities. The CogAT is also used as one of our screening tools for Chapter 104, the Maine regulation governing Gifted & Talented Services.
This year, the CogAT will be administered in February. The CogAT includes three sections, each of which takes about an hour to administer (verbal, quantitative, and figurative).
Once we receive score data, we will send home your child’s scores, and help you interpret what they mean. For more information, please talk with your child’s teacher, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. St. Peter, or the school principal or Dr. Doty (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students for whom recent cognitive testing is on file may be excused from this testing to maintain instructional time with specialists – please see your child’s teacher.