CogAT 3rd Grade Test Prep

Effective online CogAT preparation to boost your child’s score. 

Elm Academy CogAT Preparation

Is your 3rd grader taking the CogAT soon? Whether you are looking to start early or need some quick last-minute preparation, we’ve got you covered. Learn how you can ensure that your child is ready to go on test day with one of our CogAT Courses.

Full CogAT Course

for Standard Preparation
$ 29
  • 1 Full-Length Test (170 Questions)
  • 9 Quizzes (90 Questions)
  • 9 Detailed Lessons Per Question Type
  • Parent Guide with Study Schedules and Tips

Essential CogAT Course

for Last-Minute Preparation
$ 19
  • 1 Full-Length Test (170 Questions)

What You Get

Full CogAT Course

  • 260 total practice questions
    • 1 full-length test (170 questions)
    • 9 quizzes (90 questions)
  • 9 detailed lessons covering each question type
  • Thorough explanations for every question
  • Parent guide with recommended study schedules & tips
  • Suitable for the CogAT Form 7 and the newer Form 8
  • Instant online access via desktop, smartphone, or tablet
  • 1-year license

Essential CogAT Course

  • 170 total practice questions
    • 1 full-length test (170 questions)
  • Thorough explanations for every question
  • Suitable for the CogAT Form 7 and the newer Form 8
  • Instant online access via desktop, smartphone, or tablet
  • 30-day license

Realistic Tests

All of our courses include realistic, full-length practice tests to simulate a real test-taking experience.

Detailed Lessons

Topic-specific lessons and quizzes help your child learn key concepts that are likely to show up on the real test.

Structured Courses

Lessons, study schedules, and study guides simplify the preparation process and take out the guesswork for parents.

Instant Access

All of our courses are entirely online and can be accessed from any device in the comfort of your home.


Don’t waste time with extra, unrelated materials. Our courses focus only on the test your child is about to take.

Helpful Explanations

Upon completing a test or quiz, you will be able to view the correct answers and explanations for each question.

Jacob B
Jacob B
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This course was very helpful for my son. Lots of practice questions. I liked that there were quizzes for all the question styles.
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I have used several books and online courses to prepare my child for the CogAT and this one is hands down the best. The lessons included on how to answer the questions are very thoughtful and helpful. I would recommend this course to any parent looking to prepare their child for the CogAT.
Daniela B
Daniela B
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Great experience! My son who is 10 y.o. and gifted in math, enjoyed practicing all tests (verbal, quantitative, and non verbal). He had fun going through the lessons and quizzes (especially the long quizzes at the end of each category) over one weekend prior to taking the real CogAT tests at his school the very next week. He was well prepared and very excited to take the real tests. He was the only one who actually finished the real CogAT nonverbal test (the hardest, in my opinion) in his testing group at school. I loved how the lessons were structured and easy to follow. I highly recommend this program. Being prepared makes a big difference even for highly gifted children as my son.

Product Tour

Watch this video for an inside look at our CogAT courses. Some features available only in the Full CogAT Course. 


Realistic Practice Test

Practicing with realistic, timed, full-length tests is the best way to prepare for a test like this. It allows your child to become familiar with the question types so that they aren’t seeing them for the first time on test day. This is especially true with the CogAT, which has many unique and potentially confusing question types that your child is likely not familiar with.

Our full-length practice test is timed to make it as real of a simulation as possible. At the end of the test, you’ll be able to see a score report which includes a breakdown by question type.

Course Structure & Lessons

Available only in Full CogAT Course.

Too often, test prep companies will sell you the materials and let you figure out the rest. Young children may struggle when faced with preparing for such a daunting test without any instruction. As parents, it’s difficult to know how to guide them through the process.

This is why we’ve designed a detailed course outline, with topic-specific lessons for every question type found on the CogAT. The course also begins with a helpful parent guide, which includes recommended study schedules based on how far in advance you are starting your preparation and additional study tips.

Quizzes Per Question Type

Available only in Full CogAT Course.

Each lesson is followed by a 10-question quiz to review and reinforce concepts covered in the lesson. Quizzes are not timed, and you’ll be able to view the correct answer with a detailed explanation for each question before continuing to the next one.

Questions also include optional hints that you may use if you find your child feeling stuck on a question.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our courses are entirely online, and there is no course instructor. There are instructions and guides included in the course to help you navigate your way through it with your child.


Lessons include text, image, and audio based materials. Tests and quizzes are timed and interactive. Each section of the course can be accessed as many times as you like. This format allows you to work with your child whenever and wherever you want.

As our courses are entirely online, you will be able to access them immediately after purchase. As soon as the purchase is complete, you can access your account by clicking on “My Account” in the top menu. You will also receive an email with your login information should you need to log in again at a later time or from another device. All course content can be accessed at any time through your account.

This all depends on your pace. We recommend spacing out your study sessions and preparing over a longer period of time, especially with younger children. However, we also understand that sometimes you don’t have the luxury of being able to prepare that far in advance. Our courses include recommended study schedules for you, whether you’re preparing a month in advance or the day before.

Whether you have questions about a specific quiz question or need help logging in to your account, you can contact us at any time at  

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Just one. There are no recurring charges or membership fees on our website. Simply purchase the course you need with a one-time payment. You won’t be charged again after that.

While we believe in the quality products we provide, we understand that there is always the possibility that you won’t be satisfied with your purchase. If you request a refund, we would be happy to help on a case-by-case basis. You can read more about our refund policy here.

About Elm Academy

Elm Academy is a test preparation company that provides high-quality test preparation materials for children preparing for Gifted & Talented Tests. We’ve designed our online courses to minimize unnecessary stress and maximize your child’s performance. In addition to high-quality, realistic practice materials, each course comes with a helpful parent guide that includes recommended study schedules and additional tips to make your preparation experience go as smoothly and stress-free as possible. Start preparing your child for their gifted and talented test today.

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