What are the CCAT CAT4 standardized assessments?

CCAT and CAT4 standardized assessments

The Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT) is similar to the CAT4.

  • Used in Canada for screening the abilities of gifted children.
  • Group-administered intelligence test given to students studying in grades K -12.
  • Assesses an individual’s verbal, non-verbal as well as quantitative reasoning.
  • Designed in a way that even English Language Learners can attempt it providing for fairness for students coming from varied socio-cultural backgrounds.
  • 118 – 176 questions that have to be answered depending on the level and a student
  • Usually takes approximately 90 minutes to complete it.
  • Three sections are either administered individually or together as per the process of each school.
  • Often an American school will make preparatory classes available.


Gifted education’s use of the CAT4 and the CCAT.

Which are THE MOST popular standardized cognitive skills assessments for gifted education selection? The CAT4 is the most popularly used. Certainly in the US. Gifted US pupils need to apply for gifted education programs. Entry is often based on school assessment batteries such as the CAT4 and the CCAT.


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