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Testing & Evaluation


The CogAT® tests are sold in conjunction with The Iowa Tests® Form C and the Iowa Assessments Form E. Learn more about both of these tests by visiting The Iowa Tests® for Private Schools page.

Features of the Cognitive Abilities Test

  • It assesses developed reasoning and problem-solving abilities important for learning.
  • Combination testing (recommended every 2–3 years) allows comparisons between students' ability and their actual achievement (not available for Grades K5–2 with Iowa Assessments Form E).
  • The approximate testing time is 2 1/2 hours (1 1/2 hours of actual working time).

Areas tested

  • Verbal classification, sentence completion, and verbal analogies
  • Quantitative relations, number series, and equation building
  • Figure classification, figure analogies, and figure analysis

CogAT tests are available for Grades 1–12; however, some tests are restricted in certain states. Please check this list to see whether your state has any restrictions.

Purchase Service Package
Materials Keep your materials and reuse them next year—purchase only what you need to supplement your test inventory Ship all materials back—no need to store anything
Pricing Prices vary depending on what you order Pay a flat rate for each student you are testing
Scoring* Purchase scoring separately Includes everything you need to test (even scoring)
Shipping Order ships when you place it Order ships 2–5 weeks ahead of test date

*Return shipping is not included in either option. Please use an insured, traceable carrier when returning your tests to protect the time and effort you have invested in your testing.


Already have inventory?
If you have existing inventory and/or plan to reuse materials for 2 or more years, use the Purchase option for the best pricing. Once you have your own materials, next year you will need only minimal materials (such as answer documents or consumable booklets) and scoring—reducing your cost per student.

High student/teacher ratio?
The higher your student/teacher ratio, the more you will save with the Purchase option.

Small class size?
Simplify by grouping several grades and using the Service Package option. Rather than accumulating inventory that may not match your future needs, you will be able to order exactly the right number each year.

Tester Qualifications

It is critical that the publisher’s guidelines for administering the tests be followed precisely. Please review the tester qualifications for Purchase or Service Package.

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Form E tests

Form C tests

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Ordering scoring

Order scoring
CogAT Form 6 Directions: Levels A-H (for school purchase) $24.00
CogAT Levels A-H Answer Document (for school purchase) $2.25
CogAT Practice Test Directions: Levels A-H (Grades 3-12, for school purchase) $9.75
CogAT Practice Test: Levels A-H (Grades 3-12, for school purchase) $2.00
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