CATS testing is an individually administered measure of intellectual ability which is designed to assess a child’s capacity to learn. In this assessment your child will be asked to perform various tasks that will evaluate skills using verbal and visual cues.
On verbal subtests your child will be asked to perform various tasks such as responding to questions by identifying specific pictures out of a group, naming pictures, and choosing pictures out of a group that have similarities.
On non-verbal, or performance, subtests your child will be asked to perform tasks that will require problem solving strategies using visual information. Constructing incomplete puzzles, reconstructing designs presented, and identifying missing parts of a shape are games used to assess a child’s perceptual and conceptual abilities involved in visual recognition and identification.
We know that no matter how remarkable or respected an assessment may be, no number can capture the innate intelligence or character of a child - especially when the child is so young! Therefore, we use this evaluation along with direct observations, teacher evaluations, parent statements and interviews to assess your child’s compatibility with our school.