• Other Tests Administered by Allen ISD

    CogAT – Cognitive Abilities Test

    The CogAT assesses the level and pattern of cognitive development of students, measuring both general and specific reasoning abilities. These abilities are assessed in three domains: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. The results of the CogAT are used by teachers to adapt instruction to the needs and abilities of their students and by student support teams as a resource in developing interventions and support. The CogAT is administered to students in Allen ISD in Kindergarten.

    PSAT – Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

    The PSAT is the qualifying examination for the National Merit Scholarship Program and is administered in October of each year by The College Board to 10th and 11th grade students. The test measures verbal reasoning skills, math problem-solving skills, critical reading skills and writing skills that have been developed by students during the course of their education. The PSAT serves as a valuable tool to assist students and their parents with early college preparation and planning.

    SAT – Scholastic Aptitude Test

    Universally accepted for college admissions, the SAT is a reasoning test that students need to complete college level work in any academic area. For more information, visit:  http://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

    ACT – ACT Assessment

    The ACT is a national college admissions examination which covers four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. It is designed to assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college level work. For more information, visit:  http://www.act.org