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As a reminder, our individual school web pages will continue to link back to School Fusion (hosted at this site) until the start of the new school year when all school-related pages will make the transition to our new web platform.
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Aiken County Public Schools, and welcome to acpsd.net! †
CogAT and ITBS Tests
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT, CAT) is a K-12 assessmnet designed to measure students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal. Although its primary goal is to assess students’ reasoning abilities, CogAT can also provide predicted achievement scores when administered with the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills.
The Iowa Test of Basic Skills are written in levels 5-14, which generally correspond with grade levels (K-8). Each test level consists of a series of tests administered in content sections with each section designed to measure specific skills.
The South Carolina Department of Education requires the administration, scoring, and reporting of a norm-referenced test system. The purpose is to help identify potential students for academically gifted and talented programs.
These norm-referenced tests for gifted and talented screening are administered in the fall of each year to students in grade 2.