• CogAT Testing 

    Elementary Enrichment/Acceleration Program Testing

    The Niagara Falls City School District will be holding the annual CogAT testing.  This assessment is a very important component in the eligibility process for entrance into the Elementary Enrichment Program, as well as into the Preparatory School Comprehensive Acceleration Program (CAP) for the 2019-20 School Year.  Once again, the CogAT will be a computer-based test and there will be no paper and pencil test. Testing will take place in class during the regular school day. The test will be administered beginning February 11, 2019. 

    All current Grade 1 and Grade 6 students will be taking the test. Students currently in Grades 2-5 will be tested based on teacher recommendation or parent request.  Any student living in the City of Niagara Falls who would like to take the CogAT but attends a charter school or other private school will be tested at their NFCSD home school.  There will not be any Saturday testing this year.

    The completion of the CogAT test provides information regarding the level achieved on each of the three sections, called batteries, of the test.  The three sections of the test are as follows:

    • Verbal Battery
    • Quantitative Battery
    • Nonverbal Battery

    The data received at the completion of the test is provided to the parent(s)/guardian(s).  Any strengths and/or weaknesses in any of the three batteries is shared in the Student Profile Narrative.

    If you would like your child to be tested, please submit a letter of request to:  


    Marcia Capone, Administrator for Assessment/CIO
    Assessment Office
    Niagara Falls Board of Education
    630 – 66th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
    Fax: 286-4123


    Letters must be received no later than Friday, January 25, 2019.  Make sure to include in the letter your child’s full name, school, grade, and home address, as well as your name and telephone number.  Call the Assessment Office at 286-4285 with any questions.



    CogAT Link for Interpreting Student Scores