For the Parents and Teachers
In the spring, all third graders in Pitt County Schools will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). The CogAT measures your child’s reasoning and problem-solving skills in three areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. This is a nationally normed aptitude test that will compare your child’s performance with the performances of other students of the same age. This test is used to help determine AIG (Academically or Intellectually Gifted) identification and plays an important role in a student qualifying for AIG services in 4th grade.
State and National Gifted Websites
In the News
Counted Out: News and Observer: Spring of 2017:
North Carolina's public schools are failing to help thousands of low-income children who have shown they are smart enough to handle advanced work. An unprecedented analysis of seven years of state data shows that a far larger proportion of more affluent students are selected for gifted classes over their low-income peers with the same end-of-grade test scores.