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CogAT 2nd Grade Test Prep - Samples, Advice, and More

Learn about the CogAT for 2nd grade (Level 8). Get full-length practice tests, free sample questions, and other information about the test. NEW! TestPrep-Online now provides audio instructions for the Sentence Completion section, just like on the actual CogAT Test.

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What CogAT Level is Administered to 2nd Graders?

The CogAT Form 7 is divided by age level. Each testing level corresponds to an age, meaning that the Level 8 form is designed for eight-year-old students, who are generally in 2nd grade. Schools often administer the CogAT Level 8 to all 2nd graders.

The CogAT 2nd grade assesses verbal, nonverbal, and quantitative abilities in children, though very little of the test focuses on verbal abilities. The test is comprised of images and figures, with instructions that are read aloud by an instructor and the students choose an answer for each question from a selection of images, therefore not requiring students to read in any of the CogAT Level 8 tests. The only section that focuses on verbal ability is the optional Sentence Completion section. In this section, the instructor reads the directions aloud, and then reads a sentence in which a word is missing. The students must listen and choose the correct image from the answer choices to complete the sentence. The instructions and the optional Sentence Completion section are available to be administered in Spanish. This makes the the CogAT a useful test for students who are not native English speakers.

The CogAT Level 8 test is developmentally suitable for 2nd grade students. The test's questions assess how well 2nd graders utilize their reasoning skills in order to solve problems they have not yet learned. Therefore, the material on the test does not reflect the material students learn in school, however, this is no reason to worry.

Test Format and Content

There is a total of 154 questions on the CogAT Level 8. Each of the CogAT levels contains three batteries: the Verbal Battery, the Quantitative Battery, and the Nonverbal Battery. The three batteries may be administered together or separately, depending on the school's specific needs or the needs of the teacher administering the test. Each battery is further broken down into three subtests. Check out the table below to see the complete breakdown of the CogAT:

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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