Free SCAT Practice Tests & Sample Questions

Is your child taking the SCAT soon? Try out the free sample versions of our SCAT courses below to see what the real test questions look like. Each free course includes excerpts from our full SCAT courses and a free SCAT practice test. 

Free SCAT Sample Questions

The SCAT contains only two sections: Verbal and Quantitative. Each has essentially one question type. Try out the sample questions below to get a better understanding of the types of questions your child is likely to encounter on the SCAT. 

Verbal Sample Question

loathe : despise ::

 

a. scarce : meager 

b. love : hate 

c. abundant : sparse 

d. plentiful : amount 

 

Answer: The correct answer is scarce : meager. The first pair of words, loathe and despise, are synonyms which both mean to hate. The correct answer will be also be a pair of words that are synonyms of each other, making scarce : meager the correct answer.

Quantitative Sample Question

Column A

14 x 11

Column B

300 ÷ 2 

A. Column A is greater 

B. Column B is greater

C. The two columns are equal 

 

Answer: The correct answer is A. 14 x 11 is 154. In Column B, 300 ÷ 2 is 150. This makes Column A greater. 

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.
Nathaniel
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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
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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.
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About the SCAT

The School and College Ability Test, also known as the SCAT, is a standardized multiple choice test that is frequently used to assess students for gifted and talented programs. The test was developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), who uses it to identify children from grades 2-12 for its gifted program. 

 

The SCAT is considered an above-grade-level test, meaning that students will take a version of the test that is designed for students in a higher grade level than them. For example, 2nd and 3rd graders take a test designed for students in 4th and 5th grade.  

The SCAT’s unique format and questions, as well as it being an above-grade-level test, can make it a particularly difficult test. Preparing your child for the test and familiarizing them with the SCAT’s specific questions can go a long way toward helping them succeed on test day.