Abilities Test Information - CogAT and NNAT

Abilities tests provide information to help identify students for advanced academic programs

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) uses a nationally normed abilities test as one piece of information when identifying students for advanced academic programs. FCPS uses two group-administered abilities tests: Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT). 

Most students in grade 1 take the NNAT, and most students in grades 2 take the CogAT. Students in grades 3-7 access these tests, as needed. The buttons below link to additional information provided through parent notification letters and parent score reports. 

See parent notification letters for abilities tests

Learn about performance on abilities tests