Cognitive Abilities Test CogAT Testing
Due to anticipated staff and student COVID-19 related absences, we will be postponing the January census administration of CogAT in 5th grade and 3rd grade.
Message for Parents/Guardians of 5th Grade Students:
Middle School GT Class Recommendations
Although the CogAT administration may be delayed, all 5th grade students will be considered for potential placement in 6th GT classes using all available performance and assessment data in accordance with Maryland COMAR for Gifted and Talented Education. This includes data from students’ 3rd grade CogAT administration in December 2019, if available.
From February 14th to March 4th, we plan to administer CogAT to any 5th grade students who do not have a prior CogAT score as well as all students in 5th grade GT Math. The data will assist with identification for Accelerated GT Math and provide an aptitude measure for students who had no previous CogAT test.
From February 8 until February 22, families will be able to review course recommendations and may request a course placement that is different from the school’s recommendation through HCPSS Connect.
If you have any questions about GT placement, please contact Mrs. Young at Lisa_Young@hcpss.org.
Message for Parents/Guardians of 3rd Grade Students:
4th Grade GT Math Placements
From February 14 to March 4th, we plan to administer CogATto all 3rd grade students. Placements for 4thgrade GT Math will be made following the CogAT administration and will include all available performance and assessment data in accordance with Maryland COMAR for Gifted and Talented Education.
If you have any questions about 4th Grade GT placement, please contact Mr. Fischer at Jason_Fischer@hcpss.org.