Measuring Cognitive & Higher Order Thinking Skills for grades 3 to 8

 What You Can't Measure, You Can't Manage 

- Peter Drucker,  Management Guru
Inspired by this quote from Management Guru Peter Drucker, we created the CognAQ-IBT, a tool to measure key Cognitive and HoTS that are required not just for academic success but far beyond. The IBT is administered to students in Grades 3 to 8.
The CognAQ-IBT, A video puzzle based assessment tool, has been designed by experts with a view to accurately measure the current levels of Cognitive abilities and HoTS in children.
The World Economic Forum in its Success Skills Survey 2022 has listed ten Top Skills as the skills for the future.

These include Cognitive Skills and HoTS-Higher Order Thinking abilities like-Analytical Thinking, Active Learning, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Logical Reasoning and Complex Problem Solving to name a few.

The report also highlights that we all need to become lifelong learners-so the ability to LEARN, UNLEARN AND RELEARN becomes a habit.

The CognAQ-IBT

The Cognitive Abilities Quotient-International Benchmark Test is a curriculum independent, Thinking Skills based assessment for students in Grades 3 to 8.

The CognAQ-International Benchmark Test is an internationally administered program of assessments to compare students' performance globally, between grades and over time.

CognAQ-IBT is a skill-based evaluation and does not follow any single national curriculum, allowing students from all countries to be compared fairly.

For Whom?

The CognAQ-International Benchmark Test is for students in Grades 3 to 8


Provides a summary of Strengths and Areas for Improvement
Helps measure student’s performance within the school, grade and class
Analogizes performance to international standards to understand where the students stand globally

Every student appearing for the CognAQ-IBT receives
A Personalised Report*

Every student appearing for the CognAQ-IBT is eligible to receive a
Certificate of Achievement*
*conditions apply

International comparisons

The CognAQ-IBT report enables schools to understand Current skill levels of a student in comparison to students within the school, in their state as well as globally.

The International comparisons provided in the CognAQ-IBT report is based on the performances of students from a large sample of schools around the world.

Assessment Module

30 questions to be completed in 30 mins.

Logistics Required

The school must provide computer lab with internet facilities.

Assessment Fee

INR 799/- per student (or equivalent currency).

What after IBT?

Post the IBT, schools may want to implement the CognAT-Cognitive Abilities Training, a fun filled, gamified, video puzzle based training program of 32 sessions (32 periods integrated in school timetable Spread over 6 months) that empowers the child with a cutting edge and helps them excel not just in academics but also prepares them for the competitive future.

Every parent has a dream.
The dream to see their children succeeding and happy, in all spheres of their lives.
However, the greatest impediment that looms large over them is knowing and understanding precisely as to what foundation is needed to
empower their children with cutting edge capabilities that the mid 21st century is all set to demand, as a necessity to succeed.