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CogAT 1st Grade Test Prep - Samples, Advice, and More

Is your child taking the CogAT for 1st grade (Level 7)? If so, TestPrep-Online provides all the prep material you need, including full-length practice tests, free sample questions, advice, and other information about the CogAT test. NEW! TestPrep-Online now offers audio instructions for the Sentence Completion section, just like on the actual test.

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Which CogAT Level is Administered to 1st Graders?

The testing level of the CogAT Form 7 corresponds to the student’s age. This means that the CogAT Level 7 is designed for students who are seven-years-old and generally in 1st grade. The CogAT Level 7 is frequently administered to all 1st grade students.

The CogAT 1st grade is used to assess verbal, nonverbal, and quantitative abilities in children, though it focuses very little on verbal abilities. Students are not required to read on the CogAT 1st grade test. The test, comprised of images and figures, is administered by an instructor who reads the instructions aloud to the students. The students then select an answer from the answer choices, also comprised of images, for each question. In the optional Sentence Completion section, the sentence is read aloud by the instructor (in addition to the instructions) and the students select an image from the answer choices. Audio instructions are now available on TestPrep-Online for this section. This optional section is available in Spanish, making the CogAT useful for those students who do not speak English natively.

The questions on the CogAT Level 7 evaluate how well these students employ their reasoning skills to solve problems they haven't yet learned, as the material covered on the CogAT 1st grade test reflects material not yet covered in their academic careers. However, the questions are developmentally suitable level of 1st grade students.

Test Format and Content

The three batteries on the CogAT Level 7 (the Verbal Battery, the Quantitative Battery, and the Nonverbal Battery) are made up of a total of 136 questions. The batteries may be administered together or separately. This may vary by school or administering instructor. Each battery is further broken into three subtests. See the complete breakdown of the test in the table below:

CogAT Form 7 Batteries

Battery Subtests
Verbal Picture/Verbal Analogies*
Sentence Completion
Picture/Verbal Classification*
QuantitativeNumber Analogies
Number Series
Number Puzzles
NonverbalFigure Matrices
Figure Classification
Paper Folding

*Primary levels (5/6-8) contain Picture Analogies and Picture Classification. Higher levels contain Verbal Analogies and Verbal Classification.

How to Prepare for the CogAT

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