Arizona Grade 2 Universal CogAT Testing

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Arizona Grade 2 CogAT Universal Testing

The Arizona legislature appropriated $850,000 to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to procure an assessment that Arizona public schools could choose to use to evaluate the abilities of all their 2nd grade students at no cost during the 2023-2024 school year.

Participation in this new universal testing opportunity is available, and optional, for all Arizona public schools. Following a competitive procurement process, ADE has identified the Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT®), from Riverside Insights as the 2nd grade assessment tool for this program.

Want to learn more about the Arizona Grade 2 CogAT Implementation?

About CogAT Complete

CogAT measures abilities across the symbol systems that are most highly correlated with fluid reasoning, problem solving, and success in school.

With its separate measures of Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal reasoning, this research-based and proven test provides multiple perspectives on student ability across grades K–12.


Order Your Tests

If you are administering the test to some students online and some paper-pencil,
it is necessary to complete order forms for both online and paper and pencil testing.

New to CogAT Online Testing

To ensure a smooth start to your testing experience, download our Implementation Checklist. If you do not follow these steps, you risk delaying the start of your testing.

Experienced With CogAT Online Testing

To ensure a smooth start to your testing experience, download our Implementation Checklist. If you do not follow these steps, you risk delaying the start of your testing.

I'm Testing With Paper and Pencil

To ensure a smooth start to your testing experience, download our Implementation Checklist. If you do not follow these steps, you risk delaying the start of your testing.


Train Before You Test

We offer complimentary Riverside Training Academy access to all
Arizona Grade 2 Universal Testing participants. To ensure a successful implementation
and testing experience, please complete all training modules.


Get the Most Out of CogAT

Check out the all new CogAT.com for updated Ability Profiles,
lesson plans, parent resources, and more!


Important Links for Online Testing

Rostering Files for Online Testing

Location File

Staff File

Student File

Schedule a Data File 1-on-1

Have you attended your complimentary Rostering training, but still
need additional assistance getting your data files ready for testing?
Now you can schedule time directly with our data file specialists.

Don't see a time that fits your schedule?
Check back again soon - new appointment slots open daily.

Preparing Networks and Devices

To access information on the following:

  • Technical Checklist
  • Technical Readiness Tools
  • IP Address and Port Listing
  • System Requirements
  • iPad Quick Start Guide
  • Chromebook Quick Start Guide

... and scroll down to Online Testing (In-School Administrations Only).

Secure Browsers

To access information on the following:

  • Secure Student Browser - Mac
  • Secure Student Browser – Windows
  • Secure Student Browser – MSI
  • Windows Secure Student Browser Instructions
  • Installing the DataManager Chromebook App

... and scroll down to Online Testing (In-School Administrations Only).

Making Meaning of Scores & Reports

For how-to information on reporting and score interpretation, please click the Access Training Link above to view trainings.

Looking to take your scoring and report interpretation beyond the basics? Download our CogAT Report Guides to make data interpretation seamless for administrators, proctors, and students.

Important Links for Paper-Pencil Testing

Returning Test Materials for Scoring

Quick Tips:

  • There is no need to alphabetize your student test booklets.
  • Once you have organized your test booklets, you are ready to package them in sturdy boxes. The boxes that your materials arrive to your school can be reused to ship your scorables back to Riverside Insights for scoring. Make sure to pack the boxes securely to avoid the shifting of booklets in transit
  • Place your completed Order for Scoring Services (OSS) on the top of all documents in Box 1. Failure to provide a completed OSS will cause scoring delays.
  • Tape one UPS prepaid Return Services (RS) label to each box.
  • Label each box 1 of ___, 2 of ___, etc.

For complete instructions, refer to page 63, Arrange Materials for Scoring, in your CogAT Directions for Administration.

Making Meaning of Scores & Reports

For how-to information on reporting and score interpretation, please click the Access Training Link above to view trainings.

Looking to take your scoring and report interpretation beyond the basics? Download our CogAT Report Guides to make data interpretation seamless for administrators, proctors, and students.

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