Annually in the fall, all second grade students participate in the CogAT and Iowa Assessments in accordance with State Board of Education Regulation 43-220. The State Department of Education provides these aptitude and achievement assessments to identify students for the Gifted and Talented programs. 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 one hour per day.
The Iowa Assessment is a nationally standardized test which measures students' performance in reading and mathematics. The Iowa is an untimed test, but should take approximately one hour per day.
* Make every effort to have your child in school and on time except in case of illness.
* 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.
* Encourage your child to listen attentively to the testing directions.
* Encourage your child to stay calm if there are questions that seem difficult.
Gifted and Talented Identification Information: GT Identification.pdf