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Cognitively Speaking Newsletter

In collaboration with Riverside Insights, I write a regular newsletter about issues that affect users of CogAT and questions that come in from parents and teachers. This archive of issues is intended to be an informal resource. Official communication about CogAT(TM) Form 7 or 8 will always come from Riverside.

Why and How to Use Local Norms

Top questions about local norms

Excel file for easy local norms creation

Getting Value and Equity from Your Universal Screening Process

Introducing Form 8

CogAT® Form 7 2017 Normative Update


Using CogAT® Score Profiles to Differentiate Instruction


Universal Screening in Gifted and Talented Identification: Implementation and Overcoming Challenges

Program Diversity and the Alternative Verbal Scale of CogAT Form 7

The Essentials: Using Ability Tests in Gifted and Talented Identification Programs

There are some great webinars and other resources related to CogAT on Riverside Insight's website:

Getting to know CogAT

Getting to know CogAT Profiles

Getting to know CogAT for parents

Draft: Teacher's Guide to Differentiating Instruction with CogAT

This updated guide was published in DataManager in 2021. This  resource is unofficial. I worked with teams of regular classroom and GT teachers to revise and update this resource to be more user friendly.

To appear in Teaching for High Potential: Service-Identification Alignment: Why the services you offer must drive identification decisions

Other Resources

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