The CogAT battery is now the District approved GATE assessment instrument for grades 2 –5. The CogAT is a psychometrically sound, norm-referenced cognitive computer-basedassessment instrument. The CogAT provides 3 sub-tests (as opposed to 1 with the Raven) that measure non-verbal abilities, quantitative abilities, and verbal abilities. This test provides a more comprehensive assessment of fluid and crystallized intelligence while maintaining the ability to test diverse learners through non-verbal abilities. On-going examination of alignment with the Smarter Balanced Assessments and Common Core standards will be in effect.