The American Public Education System has consistently gotten low scores internationally with regard to effectively educating our youth in recent years. Hence, we understand that parents, YOU, are looking for a better education option for your child. If your child is at the upper-end of his/her class, a Gifted and Talented (GATE) educational program may be the answer. Such programs could provide the challenge and talented peer groups that mainstream education does not provide. In many school districts, the tool used to screen students for entry to such gifted programs is the Cognitive Abilities Test or CogAT.
At Big Brains Education, we have been helping students prepare for the CogAT for over 15 years. The Gifted and Talented (GATE) Program here in Bellevue, WA is one fo the most competitive gifted programs in the nation, demanding scores of over 97th percentile for admission. Despite these extreme expectations, we have helped hundreds of students of all grade levels get into the GATE Program. The CogAT Prep alumni of Big Brains Education are attending top universities around the country, such as Stanford University, Princeton University, Yale University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, California Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College, Brown University, and University of California at Berkeley and Los Angeles, to name a few.
After the last 15 years of CogAT prep success, we have decided to publish the materials that we have used so successfully and make them available to the general public though Big Brains Books. The books you find in this website are the same materials that we have used to get approximately 95% of our students into PRISM, bour local Gifted and Talented Program, and are the finest materials on the market. Please feel free to clickthrough and see them for yourself.