Gifted Children/Cogat score


I am trying to understand my daughter's recent Cogat score.  It is : 126 Composite Standard Age Score/95 Composite Age Percentile Rank/8C (V+N-)

She is nine years old and we grade skipped her into first grade, so she is one year younger than her peers.  We did this based on some Evaluations we did when she was about four that identified her in the Very Superior range of the WPPSI-III test. (it was also determined that her IQ fell between 135-145)
It has been a few years since she had these tests, and I am trying to understand how her reasoning has adapted as she has gotten older.  It seems that she is now stronger in the "verbal" aspect (correct?).  I'd like to understand the score better so that we can have some fun challenging the "weaker" side of her brain.  I would really appreciate if someone could help me figure out what the scores mean.

Thank you so much!

Hello Brenda,

I received an unusually large number of questions in a short period of time. You will receive a response; you are not forgotten.

Dr. Coleman

6/12/2013  Questioner did not read response.  If desired resubmit question.

6/17/ 2013 I sent a revised answer yesterday, checking back today I can't find it.  It pertained to the difficulty of using so-called standardized tests.  Did you receive it?


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Faith A. Coleman MD


No questions are off-limits. My strengths are understanding what questioners are really trying to ask, knowing the right questions to get to useful answers, and putting complicated, subject-specific words and concepts into language accessible to lay-persons. The topic is fascinating and can be surprising, the opposite of what might logically seem expected of giftedness. I am skilled in identifying giftedness at any age, including very early in life.


Children constitute about one-third of the patients in a Family Medicine practice. I was Director of Children's and Women's Public Health Education Programs with the Northeast Texas Public Health District. I have two highly gifted children, one of whom attended Roeper School, listed first in this site's Sponsored Links. I was the health expert for Roeper's board of directors; I maintain contacts there. I'm on the board of directors of several organizations of which I'm a member. I spent a summer as the Medical Director of a camp for kids with ADD, ADHD, and psychiatric disorders. Editor, Medical Economics Publishing Co. licensure to teach K-12 in Oklahoma, with added qualification in Journalism

Champions for Children: Advocacy, resources, quality assessment, for early childhood daycare (Board of Directors). American Academy of Family Physicians. Michigan Academy of Family Physicians Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. READ: Advocacy, education, resources for teaching and encouraging literacy in adults. East Texas Network for Children (Planning Board).

Journals: Medical Economics, Contemporary OB/Gyn, Diagnostic Medicine. Albuquerque Journal Daily, Tyler Daily News, New Mexico Daily Lobo, New Citizen Weekly, Alpena News, daily.

BA, Journalism MD University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Internship, Detroit Medical Center. Family Practice Residency, Top-100 Hospital - Beaumont. Clinical Faculty appointments to three medical schools. Faculty, Family Practice Residency, Detroit area.

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Two official commendations awarded by United States Army for service and contributions to young soldiers and families. Publishing Internship, Medical Economics Publishing Company. Research Internship, Hastings Institute of Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences. Woman Medical Student of the Year. Numerous others.

Past/Present Clients
As above in experiences, publications and awards. Many thousands of patient/family encounters.

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