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  • Directions for Online Administration

    Version 8

    Cognitive Abilities Test

    Screening FormLEVELS5/68 FORM 7

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    Cognitive Abilities TestDavid F. Lohman

  • v8.3 Contents i

    Contents

    Part 1 Prepare for Testing ............................................................ 1 About This Guide................................................................................................. 1

    Purpose ............................................................................................................ 1 How to Use This Guide ..................................................................................... 1

    About the CogAT Screening Form ....................................................................... 1 About the CogAT Post-Screening Form ............................................................. 2

    Testing with Levels 5/68 ..................................................................................... 2 Question and Answer Format ........................................................................... 3 Practice Questions ............................................................................................ 3 Subtest Descriptions and Estimated Administration Times ................................ 3

    Online Testing with DataManager ....................................................................... 5 About DataManager ......................................................................................... 5 About the Proctor Application ......................................................................... 5 About the Student View ................................................................................... 5 About the Getting Started Tutorial .................................................................. 6

    Test Administration Guidelines............................................................................ 6 Accommodations and Modifications .................................................................... 8

    Students with Special Needs ............................................................................. 8 English Language Learners (ELLs) ..................................................................... 9 Typical Accommodations .................................................................................. 9 Post-Screening Form Modifications................................................................. 10

    Setting Up Testing Sessions ............................................................................... 11 Scheduling Recommendations ........................................................................ 11

    Obtaining Materials and Equipment .................................................................. 12 Supply List ...................................................................................................... 12

    Emergencies and Irregularities during Testing ................................................... 12 Guidelines ...................................................................................................... 12 Troubleshooting ............................................................................................. 13

    Pretesting Checklist ........................................................................................... 15

    Part 2 Administer the Tests ......................................................... 17 Overview of the Test Administration Process ..................................................... 17 Logging On to the DataManager Proctor Application ....................................... 18

    Log On with a Session Code ........................................................................... 18 Log On without a Session Code ...................................................................... 19

    Opening the Testing Session.............................................................................. 20 Introducing the Test and Instructing Students to Log In .................................... 21 Confirming the Student Roster for This Session ................................................. 23

  • ii CogAT Screening Form Directions for Online Administration

    Beginning the Testing Session ........................................................................... 23 Proctor Led ..................................................................................................... 23 Audio ............................................................................................................. 25

    Completing the Testing Session ......................................................................... 26 Proctor Led ..................................................................................................... 26 Audio ............................................................................................................. 28

    Part 3 DataManager Quick Reference ......................................... 31 About the Session Tab ....................................................................................... 31 About the Proctor Led Tab ................................................................................ 32

    Directions for Administration Area ................................................................. 32 Student Area .................................................................................................. 33 Refresh the Proctor Led Tab ........................................................................... 33

    Test-Taking Tools in the Audio Student View .................................................... 33 Audio Test Directions in the Student View ........................................................ 34 Creating a Testing Session ................................................................................. 35 Deleting a Testing Session ................................................................................. 37 Managing Multiple Testing Sessions .................................................................. 37 Printing a Testing Session List ........................................................................... 38 Printing Student Login Information ................................................................... 39 Viewing Student Status Information.................................................................. 41 Adding a Student to a Roster ............................................................................ 43 Saving and Closing a Testing Session for an Individual Student ......................... 45 Saving and Closing a Testing Session for All Students ....................................... 46 Pausing and Resuming an Audio Testing Session for an Individual Student ....... 46 Pausing and Resuming a Testing Session for All Students .................................. 47 Canceling a Testing Session for an Individual Student ....................................... 47 Canceling a Testing Session for All Students ...................................................... 48

  • Prepare for Testing 1

    Part 1 Prepare for Testing

    About This Guide Purpose

    The Directions for Online Administration describes the procedures that test administrators should follow when administering the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screening Form online with DataManager. It is important that you read this guide thoroughly before the first day of testing and follow the directions carefully. This will ensure that your test administration will be consistent with all others and that the scores you receive will be meaningful and useful.

    How to Use This Guide

    This guide is to be used during the online administration of Form 7 of the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screening Form, Levels 5/68.

    Part 1 provides information you will need in order to prepare for testing.

    Part 2 contains instructions for administering the tests using DataManager.

    Part 3 provides instructions for performing selected DataManager tasks.

    About the CogAT Screening Form The CogAT Screening Form is a short form of CogAT and consists of the first subtest from each of the three batteries on the complete test: Picture Analogies, Number Analogies, and Figure Matrices. Both the CogAT Screening Form and the complete CogAT appraise the cognitive abilities of students from kindergarten through grade 12. Both measure students learned reasoning abilities. Although grounded in biological processes, these abilities are developed through in-school and out-of-school experiences.

    The primary purpose of the CogAT Screening Form is to provide a quick, reliable,

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