CogAT Test Contradicts Performance
My 7-year-old daughter has been tested for GT in Kindergarten & 1st grade (both times at the recommendation of her teachers). However, when the test scores are received, they show her to be around the 60th percentile for her age/grade? Her academic performance in school is outstanding--high A's in all subjects, 100 every 6 weeks on comprehensive math testing, etc. I work with her at home as well where she is reading at the level of a 3rd grader and learning multiplication with ease. Has anyone has a similar experience or can anyone tell me why there would be such a large discrepancy between her standardized test scores and her school performance (especially since the test indicates it is a measure of ability to perform in school). Also, are there any suggestions of what I should be doing to help her with this hurdle (short of "teaching to the test")?