About the CCAT
The Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT) is a cognitive test often used for admissions to gifted programs throughout Canada. It is aimed at evaluating the cognitive abilities of students in K-12 grades. The CCAT is the Canadian version of the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test), which is given in the United States.
Assesses academic strengths and weaknesses in children to be admitted into Canadian gifted and talented programs n grade 1. The CCAT test assesses verbal, nonverbal, and quantitative abilities. The test focuses less on verbal abilities than nonverbal and quantitative skills, hence, it’s useful for students who do not speak English natively.
The CCAT is a lengthy test, and the three batteries are often given in separate testing sessions, sometimes even on different days. Administration time may vary, depending on how long the proctor takes to administer the test. Students are generally given between 30–45 minutes to complete each battery. It takes between two and three hours to complete all three batteries. In total, the CCAT has between 118 and 176 questions, depending on the level.
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