Information Sessions, Presentations & Handouts
Click on the below links for YouTube informative videos.
Welcome to the Challenge Program
Brier Terrace Middle School Tour
Highly Capable High School Options Presentation Fall 2021
Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Quick Facts
The Cognitive Abilities test is designed to help us evaluate how students understand and solve problems. The CogAT measures thinking skills developed in and out of school and how well a child can use these skills to solve verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal problems.
The VERBAL tests measure reasoning, making inferences and judgments, problem solving, oral vocabulary and verbal comprehension.
The QUANTITATIVE test measures abstract reasoning and math ability, (including relationships between objects, number concepts, and story problems.)
The NONVERBAL test measures general abstract reasoning. This includes seeing visual similarities and differences, drawing inferences, and applying rules to visual patterns.
The COMPOSITE Score gives an overall measure of a student’s thinking abilities, including all three of the above tests.
All students will take the test using their Chromebooks.
There are nine sub-tests with two restroom breaks built in.
|Grade||CogAT Test Level||Number of Questions|
|1st Grade||Level 7||136|
|2nd Grade||Level 8||154|
|3rd Grade||Level 9||170|
|4th Grade||Level 10||176|
|5th Grade||Level 11||176|
|6th Grade||Level 12||176|
|7th Grade||Level 13/14||176|
|8th Grade||Level 13/14||176|
Sample Question Format by Level