How long is the test?

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The cognitive abilities test used by HISD to help identify students as G/T is a computer-based test. Students will be read directions and given sample problems to ensure they understand how to complete the test.  HISD only requires students to take the nonverbal portion.  The nonverbal portion is broken up into three sections.  Students will have 10 minutes to finish each section.  In general, the total time for the test, including logging in, reading directions, sample questions, and the actual test, is approximately 45 minutes to an hour. 

The nationally normed standardized test for G/T identification purposes will only be certain sections of the test.  For the 2022-2023 school year, students will be required to take the English Language Arts section and the Math section.  Each section of the test is timed.  The approximate time for the test, including passing out materials, reading directions, and breaks, is approximately 4 to 6 hours. This time estimate does not include time for technological errors. There are multiple dates to sign up and take this portion of the test.