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 2-3 take the CogAT during 2021-22. Students in grades 4-7 access these tests, as needed. The buttons below link to additional information provided through parent notification letters and parent score reports.