Getting insights into students’ cognitive abilities opens a whole new realm of possibilities—teachers can tailor instruction to match how students learn, students are considered for enrichment programs that pique their interest and challenge their thinking, and gaps between student achievement and ability are uncovered.

In District 205, all students in 2nd and 5th grade complete CogAT for identification for REACH (Gifted and Talented) programming. More information on REACH programs and identification is available here.