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Parent Checklist

This checklist enables parents to give specific feedback on the behaviour and developmental milestone of the student in their home environment. This helps in identifying the unique areas of interest for each student and gives a fuller picture of the social, emotional and cognitive wellbeing of the child.

Parent Checklist

CogAT Testing

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple choice test written by Dr. David F. Lohman and provided by ACER Australia. It is administered by the school at no extra cost to families. It is used to measure cognitive development among children and is often used to identify gifted children. The CogAT was first published in 1968. The most current version of the CogAT, the CogAT Form 7, was published in 2011.

The CogAT is made up of three sections, called batteries: the Verbal Battery, the Quantitative Battery, and the Nonverbal Battery. These batteries can be administered separately or together, depending on the specific needs of the child. They are designed to assess specific reasoning skills in each area that correlate strongly to academic success. More specifically, the CogAT measures cognitive development, the ability to learn new tasks, and problem solving abilities. Because much of its content is nonverbal, the CogAT is also very useful for testing students who are not native English speakers.

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