An assessment of cognitive abilities that includes verbal reasoning, sequences, analogies, and quantitative reasoning. Use InView results to reliably measure skills and abilities important for academic success, help plan effective programs for your students, diagnose possible learning disabilities, and screen students for placement into special programs.
Subject Areas and Grades
- Cognitive Ability (Grades 2–12)
- Paper and pencil
- Local scoring
- Machine scoring
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InView measures the skills and abilities most directly related to academic success.
A reliable Cognitive Skills Index (CSI) is derived from five sub-tests that assess the following cognitive areas:
- Verbal Reasoning—Words
- Verbal Reasoning—Context
- Quantitative Reasoning
Using InView You Gain:
- An accurate and reliable measure of inductive and deductive reasoning processes—abilities crucial for academic success
- A valuable measure of quantitative reasoning, not reliant on math questions and free of gender bias
- Insightful information about student skills that are valid predictors of student academic success
- The ability to identify students for placement in the most appropriate learning programs
Translate Aptitude into Academic Success
InView was standardized on a 2007 norm group. When used with a quality achievement test like TerraNova, Third Edition, InView provides anticipated-achievement scores for individual students and groups, allowing you to compare your students' achievement with that of other students of the same age, grade, and ability—and determine whether your students are achieving to their full potential. This information can help you use achievement results to guide instruction and improve learning opportunities.
Cognitive Skills Index (CSI) scores from InView provide a highly reliable measure of overall academic aptitude—valuable information for guidance, activities planning, and special program identification. Anticipated Achievement scores allow you to compare student performance with that of similar individuals and groups. These scores are a powerful tool. Use them to improve instruction, address specific student strengths and needs, and provide valuable information for parent-teacher conferences.
Why use a Cognitive Assessment?
A cognitive abilities assessment helps you define and focus on individual student needs more effectively. InView and PTCS provide you with insightful information over and beyond achievement test scores, about crucial cognitive skills like verbal reasoning, nonverbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning.
Gain Clear Information to Target Instruction
Meaningful assessment does more than measure—it provides direction to guide instruction. InView and PTCS are innovative cognitive skills tests that can map student strengths, reveal hidden abilities, and point the way to new learning opportunities. When you know what your students know and can do, you can teach to your students' needs.
With InView and PTCS You Can:
- Assess critical cognitive abilities, Grades K–12
- Detect potential learning problems
- Anticipate student achievement on college entrance exams (for upper grades)
- Highlight Gifted and Talented placement information
- Offer inclusiveness, equity, and fairness for all students
- Position students for success by supporting more targeted instructional decisions
- Meet Title I and IDEA reporting requirements
InView provides five different sub-tests. Following are sample test items from each sub-test.