Iowa and CogAT Tests Begin

Results can assist in identifying additional supports for students.

The Iowa and CogAT are important assessments that can help identify additional services for individual students and the district.

The Iowa is a norm-referenced, multiple choice test that measures student achievement compared to a national sample of students who took the same test at the same time of year under the same conditions. The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a norm-referenced test designed to measure students’ learned reasoning abilities that closely relate to success in school. Taking the CogAT and the Iowa at the same time allows for a comparison of ability to achievement. District-wide testing results may provide data that supports additional services such as Target, cluster grouping, collaboration, and additional Advanced Content classes.

All Cobb County School District elementary and middles schools are offering both assessments through March 12th.

During your school’s administration window, here are a few helpful tips:

  • Students should get enough sleep the night before the test.
  • Students should have a healthy breakfast the morning before testing.
  • Listen closely to the teacher’s directions.
  • Students should try their best.

Melissa Sisk, Supervisor, Elementary & Middle School Assessment

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