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This winter, all students in 1st grade will be taking the CogAT Form 7 (Cognitive Abilities Test), which our district uses to help determine placement in the Central Kitsap School District Highly Capable Program.

The CogAT measures learned reasoning and problem-solving skills in three different areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.

The CogAT measures three different cognitive abilities.
 The verbal section measures a child’s ability to remember and transform sequences of English words, to understand them and to make inferences and judgments about them.
 The quantitative section measures a child’s understanding of basic quantitative concepts and relationships that are essential for learning mathematics.
 The non-verbal section measures reasoning using pictures and geometric shapes. This section reduces the impact of language on the student’s score.
 The composite score is a total score for all three batteries.

Testing will take place in your child’s school during the window of January 18th-February 18th, 2022. Individual schools will be setting up their own times for testing. Please contact your school if you have questions about testing dates and times.

If you do not wish to have your child tested, you can fill out the OPT-OUT form by January 7, 2022.  By filling out the form you are indicating that you do not want your child to take the CogAT.

Highly capable screening opt out 2021-2022.pdf

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at [email protected]