Q:What is the purpose of the Test?A: CogAT appraises he level and patter of cognitive development of students K-12. the test measures both general and specific reasoning abilities. The general reasoning abilities reflect overall efficiency of cognitive process and strategies that enable individuals to learn new tasks and solve problems, especially in the absence of direct instruction. These abilities are assessed in three different domains: verbal, quantitative and nonverbal. Each domain is represented by two or three different reasoning tasks. Having multiple measures in each area greatly increases the dependability of the score profile that is reported for each student.