• 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 2021-22 School Year.  Once again, the CogAT will be a computer-based test and there will be no paper and pencil test.


    For current hybrid students in Grades 1 and 6, testing will take place in class during the regular school day. The test will be administered during the window of March 8 - 19, 2021. 

    Testing will be provided on Saturday, March 20, 2021 for the following:

    • Remote students in Grades 1 and 6
    • Any student in Grades 2 – 5 being tested due to teacher recommendation or parent request
    • Any private or charter school student requesting testing

    All students being tested on that Saturday will need to have a parent request letter or a permission slip in to the Assessment Office no later than Monday, March 1, 2021.  (Form is available below.)


    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. 

    CogAT Link for Interpreting Student Scores