Cognitive Assessment Program
Department of Psychology

Overview

Group Testing

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has designated GMU as a provider of cognitive group testing outside the schools, so that high standards of quality assurance are consistently met.

Group tests include the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test-Multilevel Form Second Edition (NNAT-2). Both of these tests are included to tap a wide range of cognitive abilities, as well as to include procedures that are fair to individuals who are members of minority groups or from culturally and linguistically-different backgrounds.

Please be aware that your child cannot be re-tested on the CogAT or NNAT-2 within a 6 month period. We will not administer the CogAT or NNAT-2 to children who have been tested on these instruments within 6 months of the date for which you are registering.

If you have any questions, you may contact us at gttests@gmu.edu or call us at (703) 993-4200 and press 2. The telephone message includes a voice mailbox in which you can leave a message. Pre-registration by mail or by phone allows us to save you a few minutes on the morning of the test session, as well as to prepare in advance any testing accommodations that your child may need. You may also try to register on-site for a test session by arriving at 8:00 am on the day of the test. However, we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate all those who have not pre-registered.

Registration and check-in will close promptly at 9 a.m. and testing will begin shortly thereafter. Caregivers need to be present the entire day and be available to your child for breaks, lunch, and other needs that may arise.

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