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CogAT Interactive Profile Interpretation System

The parents or the counselors or the teachers can easily interpret the Ability score profiles of the students in the Interactive Profile Interpretation System window. They are just required to enter the student’s ability profile in the appropriate drop down boxes and click the search button once done. The actual interpretation of the score will be provided by the said screen once done. It is worth noting that every student who appears for the exam receives or gets an ability profile score. This ability profile score helps highlights two things about the student. Firstly it highlights the level of the student’s ability and secondly it highlights the pattern of the student’s ability. The CogAT exams are unique in its own way as it helps to provide educational guidance for all the students and not only for the high ability students. When the student’s profile is entered or plugged in the profile interpretation system, the person who had plugged in the profile gets information as mentioned below.

Firstly, they receive the learner’s general characteristics with the help of the given profile. Secondly, they also receive the possible instructional strategies which can be tailored with respect to the given individual profiles. Lastly, it also provides the additional list of all the resources as well as the supporting materials that can be used for the further development of the student in the weak areas. Interactive profile Interpretation system can be used by the various schools and districts to judge the ability of its students and help the students to develop and bypass their weaknesses.

The said Interactive Profile Interpretation System is largely used by the parents of the students to interpret the student’s performance, get the instructions for meeting the student’s need in the future and work towards meeting the ultimate goal i.e. the development of the student. This development is linked with helping the child to learn the curriculum and understand the same in more effective manner. While going through the instructions and the interpretations received, the parent or the teacher must not forget a simple fact that the said instructions are not exhaustive in nature. In fact, they are just indication as to how can a positive change be developed in the student’s ability. There are other factors also that the parents and the teachers can consider to decide on the best manner in which improvement in the student can be bought and its needs be met.

It is quite possible that the instruction provided by the interactive profile interpretation system is not concrete and the person using the same faces a problem in implementing the best strategy for the student. Therefore, the best strategy for the student can be developed only by a person who is not only fully familiar with the student but also the curriculum and the various instructional resources that are available at the time of the interpretation.