The CogAT is a group administered cognitive abilities test that assesses verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal abilities. The CogAT is NOT an IQ test; it focuses specifically on reasoning skills that are related to school success.
The Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition, or WISC-V, is an individually administered intelligence test, or IQ test, designed for children between the ages of 6 and 16. In total, the test only takes about an hour to administer; however, children may take the WISC-V as a part of a more comprehensive neuro-psychological evaluation which may take several hours.
The Stanford-Binet is an individually administered adaptive intelligence test. While the WISC-V is now the most commonly administered IQ test for children, the Stanford-Binet has been around the longest. It measures five weighted factors in both verbal and nonverbal abilities. The five factors are: knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual-spatial processing, working memory, and fluid reasoning.
What is the PARCC Test? PARCC, or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, is a common core aligned standardized test in math and English language arts administered in Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, the District of Columbia, and Rhode Island. In some states, passing the PARCC test is required to advance from …
The NWEA MAP Test is an adaptive achievement test that allows educators and parents to measure student performance and growth. The test creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to student responses. The NWEA MAP test is offered in more than 7,400 schools nationwide. Unlike many tests, the NWEA MAP test provides each student with a unique set of questions based on their responses to previous questions.
I’m young enough to remember sitting down to take standardized tests each year. I’m also old enough to remember a time when we didn’t take standardized tests. I became deeply invested in lobbying for educational reforms at a very young age. My mom was elected to our local school board. By middle school, I was …