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The Canadian Test of Cognitive Skills (CTCS)

The Canadian Test of Cognitive Skills (CTCS) is a reliable academic aptitude test that measures the cognitive abilities important for scholastic success in Grades 8–12. CTCS includes scores for three critical cognitive factors—verbal, non-verbal and memory (CTCS is the only major academic aptitude test in Canada that measures memory).

Grade Range: 8 through 12+
Administration: Individual or Group
Time: Approximately 55 minutes

the Benefits of ctcs

Canadian Development and Norming

CTCS is a thorough Canadian adaptation of CTB McGraw-Hill's Test of Cognitive Skills, Second Edition (1992). Item selection for the CTCS, based on 10 years of research in the use of the original Test of Cognitive Skills (1981) in Canada, has resulted in improved measurement accuracy and content focus at each target grade range.

Norms for the CTCS were developed from a Canada-wide norming study involving 78 school jurisdictions. The stratified random sample of over 36 000 students ensured representativeness by region, district size and degree of urbanization.

Set Realistic Goals for Your Students

CTCS provides the information you need to plan an educational program best suited to the learning and developmental needs of your students. It measures selected abilities, such as understanding verbal and non-verbal concepts and comprehending relationships between ideas, so you can screen students for placement in special programs and identify students in need of further diagnosis of learning problems.

When teamed with the Canadian Achievement Test, CTCS provides predicted achievement scores which identify students whose achievement levels are lower or higher than would be expected, given their cognitive skill levels.

ctcs Features

CTCS provides the information you need to plan an educational program best suited to the learning and developmental needs of your students. It measures selected abilities, such as understanding verbal and non-verbal concepts and comprehending relationships between ideas, so you can screen students for placement in special programs and identify students in need of further diagnosis of learning problems.

CTCS Subtests

CTCS Student booklets contain the following 4 subtests: