Universal Screening- CogAT Testing (updated 10/8/2021)
American Academy is committed to implementing equitable practices to increase access to advanced/gifted learning opportunities. Based on state and national recommendations and requirements, we implement Universal Screening for students in 2nd grade (February) and 6th grade (November).
6th Grade Universal Screen
As part of this process, ALL students in Sixth Grade will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) the week of November 1. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.
If your child missed their regular universal CogAT screening last year, they will be assessed during this window. This would pertain to students currently in 3rd and 7th grade.
Gifted Identification Referral Testing
• If your child is in grades 3, 4, 5 and you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services
, you may refer your child for testing by initiating the Gifted Identification Process.
• NOTE: Requesting this assessment automatically initiates the process to evaluate for Gifted Identification
• Please request CogAT testing for your child by completing the Referral for Gifted Identification
• Upon receipt of this form the Gifted Education Facilitator will connect with you to discuss next steps in the gifted identification process.