Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Grade 2 CogAT and Iowa Testing Dates

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to students in second grade from October 25-27.  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 administer.

The Iowa is a nationally standardized test which measures students’ performance in reading and mathematics.  The Iowa will be administered to students in second grade from November 7-8.  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.
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