CogAT Testing

posted May 27, 2014, 2:49 PM by Erin Hastedt   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 8:16 AM ]

CogAT Testing Process

Universal and Referral Testing will take place in early September.

Note – Testing, for district residents only, is for students currently in 1st, 2nd, 4th, or 5th  grade.

    All current 3rd and 6th graders will take the CogAT in the fall (2017).  

    Many district students took the CogAT during a previous testing window.

    Please check with Erin Hastedt if you are unsure whether your child has taken the CogAT.

CogAT Referral and Consent form - please turn this in to Erin Hastedt by August 18th to be considered for CogAT referral testing only.  


We appreciate your ongoing support.  If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact Erin Hastedt.


Gifted and Talented Programming

Elementary Discovery Program


The DCSD Discovery Program Magnet for Gifted Learners

The Discovery Program is designed to meet the needs of gifted learners whose abilities are so intensive they require special provisions to meet their educational needs.  There are four magnet schools located regionally throughout Douglas County School District.  Parent information sessions and application deadlines will soon be available on the website.  Gifted services are also in place at the neighborhood and charter schools for those students who required differentiated programming to address areas of identified strength.


For more information about the continuum of gifted programming in the Douglas County School District, visit the district’s website at


Erin Hastedt,
Aug 11, 2015, 5:01 PM