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How to prepare for the second grade CogAT Test?

To score well and to perform well in CogAT, a student must prepare themselves well. The scores received in the CogAT also helps to judge the students or children who are gifted. When we say that the students are gifted on the basis of the scores, it means that the student has performed excellently and is eligible to be provided free education or be awarded with scholarships. The preparation of the student or the child involves various steps to be followed so that they can show their performance in the exam. Let us see how to prepare for the second grade CogAT Test? Firstly, the student must memorize and get well versed with the multiplication tables. By doing so, the student will be able to perform well and score high in the math portion i.e. in the quantitative segment. This is so because the quantitative section does involve questions which are related to completing series, where the series is nothing but a multiplication table. Together with learning the tables, the child or the student should also be taught the basics of additions, subtractions etc that is also a part of their school curriculum. By doing so, the student can have an upper hand while performing in the exam.

Secondly, the student should get into the habit of reading and writing. While preparing for the second grade CogAT test, the student should try and read third level, fourth level as well as fifth level books. If the child or the student is unable to read the higher grade books, they may not be able to score well in the exam. Being able to read higher grade books, and perform well will help the child to qualify for advanced programs and perform well in the advanced programs also. Once the child or the student is prepared with the curriculum, they should take or buy some CogAT Test Prep Bundle. These bundles are the replica of the type of exam or test that is held in the CogAt. Therefore, the child will have the exact idea about the way to give the exam and also the format of the exam. These preparation bundles will help the child to think critically as well as to practice for the test well. It is well said that ‘practice makes a man perfect’. Therefore, constant practice of the CogAt Test prep bundle will help the chils to prepare better for the exam.

It is worth noting that if the student or the child wishes to qualify themselves for advanced classes, they should prepare themselves with the help of the third grade CogAT Test Prep bundles and if the child is struggling at their grade level, then the same level CogAt Test Prep Bundle should be arranged and used for preparing the child for the exam.

CogAT Form 7

CogAT Form 7 is an improved version of the exam that helps the students to understand the questions well and perform against the same. This was the first form or version or edition which was classified on the basis of age of the students rather than their grades. Further, CogAT 7 was also the first version or edition in which picture questions was introduced for the students. This picture questions are more easy for the students to connect and perform in the exam. The CogAT Form 7 provides level 5 to level 17 i.e. the levels represents students from kindergarten to class 12. The said Form 7 is further divided into 2 editions namely primary edition and multilevel edition. The primary edition is designed for students from kindergarten to students of 2nd standard, i.e. children of age 5 to 8. There are three types of exams that are held in any CogAT exam. These are verbal exam, quantitative exam and nonverbal exam.

All the said three exams are held as three different segments so that the student can be easily analyzed and judged on the basis of all the three segments separately and one can work on the development of the student in the areas where they are weak. The multilevel edition of Form 7 has been designed specifically for students who are grade 3 to grade 12, i.e. children of age 9 to 17. The various tests i..e the verbal tests, quantitative tests and the non verbal tests are performed as three different segments at this level also. Further to this, all the three segments are further divided or formatted into 3 subsets. The detail of this formatting is explained below.

In the Primary edition, the Verbal segment is divided into 3 subsets which are firstly picture analogies, secondly sentence completion and thirdly picture classification. On the other hand, in the multilevel edition, the verbal segment is divided into 3 subsets namely firstly Verbal Analogies, secondly sentence completion and thirdly verbal classification. The Verbal test is the only test which usually differs in the 2 editions. This is because of use of more picture questions at the primary level. Under the Quantitative segment, the three subsets of questions that are formatted are number analogies, number puzzles and number series. What differ in the two editions here are the number of questions and the level of questions depending on the level for which the exam is being held. Last but not the least is the non verbal segment. This segment is also divided into 3 subsets. These subsets are firstly figure matrices, secondly paper folding and thirdly figure classification.

It is obvious that the number of questions in each segment and each subset will increase with increase in the levels as well as the quality of the questions will get difficult with the increasing levels. This is so because only then one will be able to judge the students ability and aptitude best on the basis of the CogAT score that they achieve.