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CogAT Kindergarten Test Prep - Samples, Advice, and More

Is your kindergartner getting ready to take the kindergarten CogAT (Level 5/6)? TestPrep-Online is here to help your child prepare. With our prep materials, including full-length practice tests, sample questions, test taking tips, and additional information about the CogAT test, your child is sure to succeed. Audio instructions are now available in TestPrep-Online's CogAT Kindergarten Practice pack's Sentence Completion section, just as it is on the actual CogAT Test.

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Which CogAT Level is Administered to Students in Kindergarten?

The level of the CogAT Form 7 administered to students corresponds with their ages, meaning that the Kindergarten CogAT is designed specifically for students who are five and six years of age. The CogAT Level 5/6 is generally administered to kindergarten students.

The CogAT Kindergarten test assesses young students’ quantitative, nonverbal, and verbal abilities, though the focus on verbal abilities is minimal. Reading is not required on the Kindergarten CogAT test, as it is consists of images and figures, and is read aloud by the administering instructor. After the reading of the instructions, the kindergartners then choose images from the answer choices for each question. There is an additional section that is optional: the Sentence Completion section. In this section, the instructor reads the sentence aloud and the students choose an image from the answer choices that completes the sentence. TestPrep-Online now offers audio instructions for this section. The Sentence Completion section is available in Spanish, making the CogAT accessible to students whose native language is not English.

Kindergarten CogAT test questions assess the student’s ability to utilize his/her reasoning skills when it comes to solving problems they have yet to learn. The Kindergarten CogAT consists of problems that kindergartners have not yet learned to solve. However, the questions are appropriate developmentally for children in kindergarten.

Test Format and Content

The Kindergarten CogAT, like all the other levels, is comprised of three batteries (the Verbal Battery, the Quantitative Battery, and the Nonverbal Battery) and consists of a total of 118 questions. The school and/or administering instructor may decide to administer the all three batteries at once or separately, since it is not required that all three batteries be administered together. 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

Help your child prepare for the CogAT Level 5/6 with TestPrep-Online’s prep materials. These materials will allow your child to go to the test feeling ready and confident. Check out our CogAT practice tests.

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