Grade 2 CogAT Testing
Screening of Grade 2 Students
The Pathways to Excellence identification process begins with the administration of the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) to all current second grade students. The CogAT is an online assessment that evaluates the level and pattern of cognitive development and problem solving abilities using verbal, quantitative, and spatial (nonverbal) reasoning.
These scores will be used in the identification process for gifted and talented services; however, the information obtained from this testing will also assist the classroom teacher in adapting instruction to enhance the student’s success in learning, not only for the exceptionally gifted student, but for all students.