• Testing

    Testing is available throughout the school year, for all existing kindergarteners through 8th-grade students who attend a GESD school.  Testing will take place during the school day.  If you would like your child tested, you need to notify your child’s teacher.

    This testing takes place in three sessions each year.  Testing takes place at school.  

    • Beginning of School Testing Window
      • 2nd and 5th grade students - Blanket Testing - end of August/beginning of September
    • Fall Testing Window –
      • 3rd-8th grade students – End of October through December
    • Winter Testing Window –
      • Kindergarten – 1st grade students – February/beginning of March

    * 2nd grade and 5th grade Blanket Testing – all 2nd and 5th grade students currently enrolled and attending a GESD school will be tested using the CogAT.


    CogAT - Cognitive Abilities Test is a multiple-choice K-12 assessment that measures reasoning skills with different types of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal questions. The CogAT is a group-administered aptitude test.

    NNAT - Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test is a nonverbal test used for qualifying K-12 students for gifted and talented programs. The NNAT utilizes shapes and figures to evaluate problem-solving and reasoning abilities of a child without relying on their language skills.