Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015

CogAT and Iowa -- Grade 2 Testing

CogAT and Iowa -- Grade 2 TestingThe Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to students in

Grade 2 on November 3-5. The CogAT is a nationally standardized aptitude test which provides an estimate of the likelihood of a student’s success in certain academic areas. The CogAT is an untimed test, but should take approximately 45 minutes per day to administrator.

The Iowa is a nationally standardized test which measures students’ performance in reading and mathematics. The Iowa will be administered to students in Grade 2 on November 9-10. The Iowa is an untimed test, but should take approximately one hour per day.

Testing Tips

  • Please see that your child gets rest on the nights before these tests.
  • Please make sure that your child eats a nourishing breakfast each day.
  • Make every effort to have your child in school and on time except in case of illness.
  • Please see that your child brings at least two #2 pencils to school. Pencils are required for marking test answer documents.
  • Encourage your child to listen attentively to the test administrator’s directions.
  • Encourage your child to read each test question and each response carefully before selecting an answer.
  • Do encourage your child to stay calm if there are questions that seem difficult. (Encourage your child to choose his/her best answer).
  • Provide positive feedback by praising your child for what he/she does well.

For more information about testing or your child’s progress, please contact your child’s school.


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