Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT)

Pricing and Grades

Grade CogAT Level CogAT CogAT with IOWA or ITED CogAT with ITED and Interest Explorer
2 2 $39 $68.00
3 A $29 $48.50
4 B $29 $48.50
5 C $29 $48.50
6 D $29 $48.50
7 E $29 $48.50
8 F $29 $48.50
9 F $29 $48.50 $68.50
10 G $29 $48.50 $68.50
11-12 H $29 $48.50 $68.50

Administration Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Completed Administrator Form (one-time completion required by publisher)

Test Restrictions

State Restrictions: CogAT Form 6 tests are not available for customer use in the Dallas ISD (Independent School District) zip codes and New Jersey. Tests can only be rented by homeschools, homeschool support groups or private schools.

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The Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT) is an aptitude test that measures a student’s general and specific cognitive abilities. It measures learned reasoning and problem-solving skills in 3 areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal, which are closely tied to academic success. The CogAT is often used to identify gifted and talented students. It helps homeschool and private school educators understand their student’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses and learning styles. This testing tool is also used to identify at-risk students who may need further individual assessment. The CogAT provides predicted achievement scores when administered with IOWA TestsB.A./B.S. degree required for administration.

Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT)
Grades 2-12

Cognitive Abilities Test

The CogAT Evaluates:

Verbal Abilities

  • Verbal Classification
  • Sentence Completion
  • Verbal Analogies
  • Quantitative Abilities

  • Quantitative Relations
  • Number Series
  • Equation Building
  • Nonverbal Abilities

  • Figure Classification
  • Figure Analogies
  • Figure Analysis
  • Recommended CogAT Test Levels

    Estimated Level of Cognitive Development
    The average level will be sent when ordering the “CogAT with IOWA” combo.
    Grade Below Average Average Above Average
    2 1/2 2 A
    3 2/A A/B B
    4 A/B B/C C
    5 B/C C/D D
    6 C/D D/E E
    7 D/E E/F F
    8 E/F F F
    9 F F G
    10 F G G
    11 G G H
    12 G H H


    Cognitive Abilities Test

    Before Ordering the CogAT

    • Orders must be placed 3 weeks or more BEFORE your desired test date.
    • Tests can only be rented by home schools or private schools.
    • Order the appropriate test level for these scoring times. Tests scored between the following dates will be scored with the following norming data.
      September 1 – November 30 Fall Norms
      December 1 – Last day of February Midyear Norms
      March 1 – August 31 Spring Norms

    Steps for Ordering the CogAT on our website

    Create your Free Account at SetonTesting.com

    1. Login to your Seton Testing account.
      • Click here to create an account.
      • Accounts have the following benefits:
        I. Order History
        II. View Test Results
        III. Add or Update Student Information
        IV. Edit your Account Information
    2. Sign Test Agreement.
    3. Add Test to Cart.
        I. On the CogAT page scroll down to the shopping cart area to select a test.
        II. Add or Update the student who will be taking the test.
        III. Add the test to the cart.
        IV. Click “Continue Shopping” on the shopping cart page to add more tests.
    4. Also Available:

      CogAT Practice Test

    5. Check out:
      • View Test Administrator Information.
      • Add or Edit Test Administrator if needed.
      • Choose a Test Week that is 3 weeks or more in advance.
    6. Place your order using MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card.
    7. Receive a confirmation email shortly after placing your order.
    8. Receive your test(s) one week before the test date.


    Cognitive Abilities Test

    Administration and Completion

    AFTER YOU RECEIVE THE TEST MATERIALS

    Step 1: Open your testing packet immediately and review your packing list/invoice to make sure all materials are present. If anything is missing, call Seton Testing immediately toll free at 800-542-1066.

    Step 2: Review your Test Administration Directions.

    Step 3: Keep materials in a secure location until you are ready to administer the test.

    Administration

    • All levels may be tested together.
    • All levels take approximately 2½ hours to complete.
    • CogAT can be administered in whole or in part, however, the most complete view of a student will be provided through administration of all three batteries.
    • Recommended to take the CogAT every two to three years.
    • It may be ordered separately or combined with IOWA Tests.
    • Combining achievement tests and learning ability tests can help you develop reasonable expectations for your student’s progress, based on his or her abilities.

    Also Available:

    CogAT Practice Test

    Cognitive Abilities Practice Test

    Returning Test Materials

    Step 1: Follow the instructions for preparing and packaging answer documents for scoring contained in your Test Administration Directions.
    Step 2: Mail ALL the answer documents and ALL the testing materials back to Seton Testing. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. Materials should be returned in their original condition via a trackable and insurable shipping method. Materials should be returned to:

    Seton Testing Services
    1350 Progress Drive
    Front Royal, VA 22630

    Step 3:Allow 2 weeks for test results from Seton. Once your CogAT tests are scored, results can be found in your user account created online at SetonTesting.com. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for scoring when ordered with the Interest Explorer™.

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    • Testing materials are 21-day rentals. Your 21-day rental period starts from the first day of your selected testing week.
    • 21-day rental period extensions are $20 per test.
    • ALL testing materials (booklets and instructions) must be returned to us BEFORE your tests are scored.
    • DO NOT return test materials in separate shipments. Return all test materials in a single package.

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    • Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility.
    • Materials must be returned undamaged to Seton via a trackable and insurable shipping method within 21 days of the beginning of the test week selected unless special permission is obtained from Seton prior to the due date. 21-day rental period extensions are $20 per test.
    • If any IOWA, CogAT, or Interest Explorer test materials are lost, or returned late or damaged (ripped, torn, stained, folded, creased, written in, etc.), the customer is responsible and will be charged $25 for each student test booklet and $40 for each test administration booklet that does not reach Seton or reaches Seton late or damaged.
    • It is the customer’s responsibility to contact the shipping carrier for a claim on the materials.
    • Tests will not be scored until lost/late/damaged fees have been paid.

    Scoring Reports and Results

    • ALL testing materials (booklets and instructions) must be returned to us BEFORE your tests are scored.
    • Year-round machine scoring locally, except when taken with the ITED & Interest Explorer, (Gr. 9-12)
    • Narrative Report
    • Verbal and Nonverbal Scores (including quantitative)
    • Predicted Achievement Scores if taken with the IOWA
    • Age/Grade Percentile Scores
    • Standard Age Scores
    • Sample CogAT Report
    • Interactive Ability Profile Interpretation System
      (This link will take you to an external site that was built to enable teachers and parents to interpret the Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT) Ability Score Profiles for their students.)

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    • Tests scored between the following dates will be scored with the following norming data.
      September 1 – November 30 Fall Norms
      December 1 – Last day of February Midyear Norms
      March 1 – August 31 Spring Norms
    • To automatically be scored at no extra cost according to a particular norm period, tests need to be returned to our facility postmarked no later than the last day of that norm period.
    • If you want a test scored for a norm period different from the current one, when you return the test include a check made out to Seton Testing Services for $15 per test for off-norm scoring and indicate the norm period (Fall, Midyear, or Spring) for which you want the test scored.

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    • ALL testing materials (booklets and instructions) must be returned to us BEFORE your tests are scored.
    • DO NOT return test materials in separate shipments.
    • Scores are available online in your user account within 2 weeks of the date we receive your returned testing materials.

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    • Interest Inventory, optional report available with the IOWA & CogAT for Grades 9-12 when you take the Interest Explorer. Allow 6 to 8 weeks for scoring results.
    • Year-round machine scoring locally, except for Interest Explorer, taken with the ITED Grades 9-12.

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    Additional Scoring Services and Fees for IOWA and CogAT

    • Off-season scoring/norming – $15 per test
    • Handscoring of damaged, non-scorable tests – $50 per test
    • Replacement fee for lost or damaged consumable test booklet – $25 per booklet
    • Replacement fee for lost or damaged answer document – $15 per answer document
    • Rental period extension – $20 per test per 21 days
    • Expedited Scoring – Scoring of tests within 1 business day of delivery to our offices – $25.00 per test (applicable to walk-ins as well, no exceptions)

    Policies & Procedures for the IOWA, CogAT & Interest Explorer

    Ordering

    • User account & signing of a Test Agreement is required for the IOWACogAT, & Interest Explorer.
    • Orders for the IOWA, CogAT, & IE must be placed 3 weeks to 6 months before your test date.
    • Orders are placed online at the product pages for the IOWACogAT, & IE or by phone: 800-542-1066.
    • Orders can be placed with a MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card.
    • All orders are subject to approval by Seton Testing Services.
    • Prices are subject to change without notice.
    • At times, the sale of certain tests to specific regions and/or states is restricted by Riverside.
    • If your order is incorrect, and we made the error, we will gladly correct it. Please call us as soon as possible at 800-542-1066 and notify us of the error. After verifying the error, we will then send you the correct items and a prepaid return label if something needs to be returned. Please Note: returns without our prepaid return label will be at your own expense, so please call us before sending anything back.

    Discount Policy

    • As a special “thank you” to our customers who order tests for groups of students, Seton offers group discounts. To qualify for these discounts, orders must be placed, and score reports must be sent, to the group coordinator or school.
    • Orders of 25 or more CogAT tests of any level get a 10% discount.

    Test Administration

    • Testing Administrators who would like to administer the IOWA, CogAT, or Interest Explorer must complete a Testing Agreement Form.
    • Some states may not permit parental administration of the test. It is your responsibility to check your state’s testing requirements. Refer to www.hslda.org for your state’s testing requirements.
    • Your 21-day rental period starts from the first day of the test week you selected at check-out.
    • 21-day rental period extensions are $20 per test.

    Shipping

    • Standard Service: All orders are shipped via a trackable method.
    • School orders will arrive approximately 2 weeks before the test date. Homeschool orders will arrive approximately 1 week before the test date.
    • Back orders will be sent automatically to customers as soon as they become available.

    Scoring

    • Tests scored between the following dates are scored with the following norming data by default.
      September 1 – November 30 Fall Norms
      December 1 – Last day of February Midyear Norms
      March 1 – August 31 Spring Norms
    • Answer sheets should be completely filled out and checked for errors before they are returned.
    • Consumable tests booklets and answer documents not completed in a #2 pencil will not be scored. Handscoring charges may apply.
    • Contact Seton Testing for options before returning damaged answer sheets or damaged consumable test booklets to be scored.
    • Score reports should be available online in your user account within two weeks of receipt of your returned testing materials.
    • Reports for ITED with Interest Explorer will be scored and test reports will be available online in your user account within 6 to 8 weeks.

    Refunds

    • Before returning any unused tests for a refund or exchage, please call Seton at 1-800-542-1066 and talk to one of our Customer Service Representatives. Returned materials must be in perfect, saleable condition: NOT DAMAGED or marked in any way.
    • Unused tests (along with any accompanying answer documents and/or directions) that are received within 21 days of the test date will receive a full refund less a 25% restocking fee if received in saleable condition. There is also a 25% restocking fee for exchanges.
    • Seton Testing reserves the right to give partial credit for incomplete and/or partially damaged returns.
    • Seton Testing will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred in return shipments. Returns should be sent via a trackable shipping method.
    • The customer will not be reimbursed for shipping costs when returning materials for a refund or exchange.

    Ordering the CogAT for a School or Group

    • The CogAT can only be rented by homeschools, homeschool support groups, or private schools.
    • Pricing for the CogAT is $39 per test for grade 2, and $29 per test for grades 3-12.
    • Orders of 25 or more CogAT tests get 10% off.
    • To qualify for these discounts, orders must be placed and score reports must be sent to the group coordinator or school.
    • The price covers the cost of the student test booklets, test administration directions, answer sheets, basic shipping to you, scoring, and posting the test results.
    • If you want to send a Purchase Order to pay by check, please fill-out this credit application and call us at 800-542-1066 with your credit card information to keep on file.

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    Please order 10 or more CogAT tests at least 3-4 weeks before your desired test week.

    Step 1: Download this spreadsheet and the spreadsheet instructions and fill-in the spreadsheet with the student information we need for preparing the tests.

    Step 2: Email GroupOrders@SetonTesting.com the completed spreadsheet with the school or group contact information so we can add the data to your account and then contact you.

    Step 3: Login to your account by clicking here at least 3-4 weeks before your desired test date to verify the accuracy of the information, select your test week, and pay for the order. We can’t schedule the testing week and ship the tests until the order has been paid.

    After you administer the tests, send ALL test materials back to Seton Testing for scoring.

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    • The test score reports will be available within two weeks in your online account.
    • Test score reports include Narrative Report and these scores: Verbal and Nonverbal, Predicted Achievement if taken with the IOWA, Age/Grade Percentile, Standard Age Scores.
    • Hard copies of test results will be shipped to the school or group coordinator to distribute to the group.

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    CogAT with IOWA (ITED) & Interest Explorer (Grades 9-12)

    Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for scoring of the CogAT & ITED® when ordered with the Interest Explorer™.

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