Grapevine-Colleyville ISD administers the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) to students district-wide in grades 2, and 5. Scores from the CogAT are included as one of several possible measures used to identify students for the gifted and talented program.

The CogAT is a nationally normed-referenced assessment that measures general reasoning and problem solving skills. Results from the CogAT indicate how well a students uses these types of skills to solve verbal, quantitative and nonverbal reasoning problems.

The CogAT goes beyond measuring the skills a student has learned in the classroom (achievement skills). It measures abilities developed from birth through a child's experiences during and outside the school. A student’s score on the CogAT primarily reflects his or her ability to identify relationships between objects and numbers and to demonstrate flexibility in thinking.

Information Flyers for Parents:

English Parent Guide 2nd Grade 

Spanish Parent Guide 2nd Grade 


English Parent Guide 5th Grade

Spanish Parent Guide 5th Grade 

The Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT) measures general reasoning abilities in three domains: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. At this Web site, you can input your son or daughter’s score profile and then read a brief description of his or her learned reasoning abilities. 

CogAT Score Interpretation Guide