What is CogAt Practice?
This class will expose your child to the type of exam that they will encounter in the actual CogAt. This self-paced online course helps to familiarize your child with test questions, the test format, test taking strategies, and completing the answer sheets. Our goal is not only to prepare your child, but also to enrich their thinking skills.
The CogAt Class Content:
- The Verbal section measures your child’s vocabulary, sentence, and analogy skills. The sub-tests include oral vocabulary and verbal reasoning, for grades K to 2. For grades 3 to 5, the sub-tests include verbal classification, sentence completion, and verbal analogies.
- The Quantitative section measures your child’s basic numeracy, and problem solving skills. Sub-tests include relational concepts and quantitative concepts for grades K to 2. For grades 3 to 5 the sub-tests include quantitative relations, number series, and equation building.
- The Non-Verbal section measures your child’s ability to understand patterns, symbols (same or different), and abstract thinking skills. Sub-tests include figure classification and matrices, for grades K to 2. For grades 3 to 5 the sub-tests include figure classification, figure analogies, and figure analysis.
Custom CogAt for Fairfax County Public Schools
Things to address for 2nd graders in preparation for Fairfax County Custom CogAt and AAP Gifted Screening:
- Verbal Subsets – tests vocabulary, comprehension, verbal memory, ability to discover word relationships
- verbal analogies
- sentence completion
- verbal classification
- Quantitative Subsets – tests the quantitative reasoning and problem solving ability — general level of abstract reasoning.
- number analogies
- number puzzle
- number series
- Nonverbal Subsets – the items of these tests use only geometric shapes and figures that have had little direct relationship to formal school instructions. These tests require no reading.
- figure matrices (figure analogy or pattern completion)
- paper folding
- figure classification