Friday, October 28, 2016
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CogAT and Iowa Testing

All second grade students will participate in the upcoming CogAT and Iowa State Assessments.  This is a reminder that we will need your cooperation so students will perform to the best of their abilities on these assessments.  The CogAT and Iowa State Assessments are untimed.  The test results will be included in your child’s records. 

Testing will be conducted on the following dates below:

CogAT:  The Cognitive Abilities Test measures the cognitive development and learned reasoning abilities of students.  The results help to identify second grade students for the Gifted and Talented Program.  Furthermore, the results for all students help teachers to examine their instructional practices and plan effective teaching strategies.  Parents will be notified by mail later in the school year if their child has qualified for the Gifted and Talented Program.  

Monday, October 24, 2016 – Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Make Up Testing:  Week of October 31, 2016

 Iowa Test:  The Iowa Test is a diagnostic test that focuses on how students are progressing in key academic content areas.  Diagnostic data is then utilized by teachers to create strategies to reach all students. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016 – Friday, October 28, 2016

Make Up Testing:  Week of October 31, 2016

Below are some tips to help prepare your child:

1.      Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest on the nights prior to testing. 

2.      Please ensure that your child eats a nourishing breakfast.

3.      Please make every effort to have your child in school and on time each day.

4.      Please encourage your child to do his or her best.  

Thank you for your support with the upcoming Iowa and CogAT State Assessments.  Good luck to all students!

Rosetta Stone

There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program will provide the parents of our English Language Learners with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.

If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions.


Click on the link below.

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