The following letter was sent home with all 5th grade students on Tuesday, October 26th!
October 26, 2021
Dear Fifth Grade Parents/ Guardians,
Your child will be taking the IOWA Tests and the Cognitive Ability Test (COGAT) the week of November 2, 2021. The IOWA tests gather data on students’ skills in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. The COGAT Test is designed to measure your child’s learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school:
- Verbal Reasoning- the ability to use and understand words
- Quantitative Reasoning- the ability to use and understand numbers
- Nonverbal Reasoning- the ability to analyze information and solve problems
Please do not schedule any appointments during the school day so that your child is at school every day to complete these tests. Also, please be sure that your child gets enough rest each night and has a healthy breakfast each morning- Remember breakfast is free at the school for all students!
Results of this test will be used to determine eligibility for the gifted programs. In addition, the test results will provide valuable feedback regarding your child’s progress. The results will be shared with you.
Please contact me at 330-482-4648 if you have any questions regarding these tests. Thank you for supporting your child’s efforts to do well on these tests.