Gifted & Talented at Coyote Creek

CogAT Annual Testing  

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) 

As part of the Douglas County School District’s Universal Screening Process, ALL students in Grade 3 and Grade 6 will take the Cognitive Abilities test in September.  Specific dates will be announced at the end of August. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates.  These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.  


Universal Screening I

Please see detailed information on Universal Screening for grades 3 and 6 here:  Universal Screening Information.  


Gifted Identification Referral Testing

Parent requests for CogAT testing for the 2019-2020 school year are now closed. Please contact Jenn Bruns with any questions at

Identification Process


This year we have used the team approach for identification.  New laws and identification forms have been implemented.  At this time all students have been identified and ALP’s have been written.  These are living documents and can be changed when necessary.  We will look at goals again on an individual basis and updates will be made when necessary.  At the end of the school year we will discuss if goals have been met.

GT Links & Resources:

Referral Form​

DCSD Gifted





CDE - Gifted

Student Links & Resources:

For more information on GT at Coyote Creek, please contact Jenn Bruns at: