Iowa and CogAT Testing
The week of September 13th, our 2nd-8th grade students will participate in IOWA and CogAT testing. The IOWA assessment is a norm-referenced achievement test that assesses students’ skills in Reading, Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. The CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) measures reasoning skills with different types of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal questions. Both assessments are used nationally and throughout the Diocese of Joliet.
Testing will take place daily, first thing in the morning, and regular classes will resume following testing. You can expect a lighter homework load and no other tests during these assessments, so students do not become overwhelmed.
All testing will take place online using the students’ Chromebooks and iPads.
There is nothing your child can do to study for these tests. However, there are a few things you can do at home to help your children do their best on these assessments:
- Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep
- Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast each morning
- Make sure your child is on time for school each day during testing
- Encourage your child to do his/her best each day