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The Best Abilities Test Continues to Get Even Better! 

More educators choose CogAT than any other group–administered abilities assessment.

Exciting news!  In 2017, HMH® released updated norms for Form 7.

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®) Form 7 measures students' verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning abilities and assists educators in determining instructional strategies.


Authored by Dr. David F. Lohman of the University of Iowa, a nationally recognized expert on abilities assessments, CogAT continues to:

  • Identify all students' abilities
  • Link teachers to instructional strategies through unique Ability Profiles
  • Deliver predictive data with the Iowa Assessments™ and highlight significant discrepancies between expected and actual achievement
  • Include three separate cognitive domains to form a more comprehensive perspective of a student's reasoning abilities
  • Offer superior technical quality

Features and Benefits:

EL Friendly: Form 7 further levels the playing field for English learners by introducing improvements such as picture prompts instead of verbal prompts.

Measures Broad Range of Student Performance: The addition of more challenging items at each level helps reduce the need for out–of–level testing.

Professional Development and Support: Teachers and administrators may view interactive web content and videos, review pre–testing instructions, and learn instructional strategies based on student performance to help answer the "what's next" questions.

Reporting Options: Age and grade normative scores, local norms, separate and composite scores for ability batteries, predicted achievement scores, and the Ability Profile Score provide multiple data points for use in identification and instruction.


Optional Paper Reports