• CogAT Testing 

    Elementary Enrichment/Acceleration Program Testing

    The Niagara Falls City School District will be holding the annual CogAT testing to determine eligibility for entrance into the Elementary Enrichment Program, as well as into the Preparatory School Acceleration Programs for the 2018-19 School Year.  This year, the CogAT will be a computer-based test.  This means that all students will be taking the CogAT on a computer.  There will be no paper and pencil test. Testing will take place in class during the regular school day. The test will be administered March 14-23, 2018. 

    All current Grade 1 and Grade 6 students will be taking the test. Students currently in Grade 2-5 will be tested based on teacher recommendation or parent request.  Any student living in the City of Niagara Falls who would like to take the CogAT, but attends a charter school or other private school, will be tested at their NFCSD home school.  There will not be any Saturday testing this year.

    The completion of the CogAT test provides information regarding the level achieved on each of the three sections, called batteries, of the test.  The three sections of the test are as follows:

    • Verbal Battery
    • Quantitative Battery
    • Nonverbal Battery

    The data received at the completion of the test is provided to the parent(s)/guardian(s).  Any strengths and/or weaknesses in any of the three batteries is shared in the Student Profile Narrative.

    If you would like to request that your child be tested, you must submit a letter of request to:  


    Marcia Capone, Administrator for Assessment/CIO
    Assessment Office
    Niagara Falls Board of Education
    630 – 66th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
    Fax: 286-4123


    Letters must be received no later than Friday, February 23, 2018.  Make sure to include in the letter your child’s full name, school, grade, and home address, as well as your name and telephone number.  Call the Assessment Office at 286-4285 with any questions.


    Appeal Form - Parents

    Appeal Form - Teacher

    Eligibility Requirements 

    Appeals Process

    CAP and Acceleration Flow Chart

    Enrichment Flow Chart

    Enrichment Philosophy and Purpose

    Teacher Rating Form for Enrichment and CAP


    CogAT Link for Interpreting Student Scores