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ITBS (2nd Grade)
The Iowa Test of Basic Skills® (ITBS®) is not just a test for the students from the state of Iowa. ITBS® is a nationally standardized achievement test for K-12 students. What that means is that you can compare your child’s scores to children across the country in Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. The ITBS® (Iowa Test of Basic Skills®) is published by Riverside Publishing, a Houghton Mifflin Company. The test is used by some states and a large number of private schools to measure grade- level performance and is often paired with an IQ instrument such as WISC®-IV or the CogAT® for entrance into gifted and talented programs.
 
CogAT (2nd grade)
The term CogAT implies to Cognitive Abilities Test that is used for assessing the reasoning and problem-solving skills of students. The results of CogAT are generally used to predict the success of students in school, as though reasoning abilities tend to develop gradually throughout a person’s lifetime, it develops at different rates. CogAT results of students of the same age indicate the level of understanding, reasoning and problem-solving abilities in chiefly three different areas – verbal, quantitative and non-verbal. However CogAT does not gage other factors like motivation, effort and work habits that are also vital for school achievement.


ACT Aspire (3rd – 5th grade) ELA, math, and science                 
This is a timed test, with about an hour of testing daily.  Our students are not accustomed to a timed test, so we need to begin preparing them for this format, especially the 30-minute limit for the writing component.  Cabinet has decided that we will take the science subtest, too.  Various accommodations will be available for students with an IEP or 504 plan as well as LEP students. Sample test items can be found at   http://www.discoveractaspire.org/assessments/test-items/ , but you should ignore the “technology enhanced” sample items because these are only found on the online version of the test.  We will be taking the paper-and-pencil version this year, which contains only selected response/multiple choice and constructed-response items. Content for the tests is based on the ACT College Readiness Standards and the Common Cores State Standards.  

Scholastic Reading Inventory or SRI (3rd – 5th grade)
Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) Interactive is a computer-adaptive assessment designed to measure how well students read literature and expository texts of varying difficulties. This psychometrically valid assessment instrument can be used as a diagnostic tool to place students at the best level in the program so they can read with success.