ITBS/CogAT Testing

Students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades will be administered the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) during the months of September and October. A detailed parent letter explaining these tests went home in the Thursday courier on 8/27/15.

The district has established a testing window of the following dates:

September 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, and 21 - ITBS

September 22, 23, 24, 25 - ITBS make-ups

October 5, 6, and 7 - CogAT

October 8 - CogAT make-ups

In an effort to ensure that your child has an opportunity to perform at his or her best, you can help by taking the following steps:

  1. Limit evening activities prior to testing so that adequate time is provided for rest.
  2. Discuss the importance of testing with your son/daughter.
  3. Provide two number two pencils.
  4. Provide a nutritious breakfast at home.  Breakfast is also served at the school from 7:00 – 7:40am.
  5. Ensure your child is present and on time each morning. Avoid scheduling doctor/dentist appointments during the testing period.  
  6. In the event an emergency arises, please contact the school counselor.
If you have further questions, please contact Ms. Edwards.

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