Cognitive Ability Test (Grades 1, 3 and 5)
The Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT) is a group administered standardized ability test that measures a student’s ability in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal (spatial) symbols.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (Grades 10-12)
The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. The ASVAB was originally designed to predict future academic and occupational success in military occupations. Numerous validation studies indicate the ASVAB assesses academic ability and predicts success in a wide variety of occupations.
The scores help students to get a good sense of their verbal, math, and science and technical skills compared to other students in the same grade. ASVAB results are reported to students and counselors on the ASVAB Summary Results sheet. This report shows grade-specific, gender-specific, and combined standard scores and score bands for all eight tests and three Career Exploration Scores. It also provides students with percentile-based interpretations of those scores. The ASVAB Summary Results sheet provides students with appropriate explanations of the scores, as well as suggestions for their use.
The eight ASVAB areas are: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto Shop Information and Mechanical Comprehension.