IOWA and CogAT Testing
The Iowa test is a nationally normed, standardized test that offers parents and educators a diagnostic look at how students are progressing in key academic areas. The CogAT test measures children's reasoning abilities for verbal, nonverbal and quantitative reasoning.
Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools administers both the Iowa test to first through eighth grades, and the CogAT test to students in First, Third, Fifth and Seventh grades.
The Iowa and CogAT tests will be administered October 3-14 for the 2016-2017 school year. Please mark your calendars accordingly as all students need to arrive promptly during testing week.
Test Week Tips
Below are some helpful tips to help prepare your children during testing week.
- Plan to be in attendance during testing week as it has been shown that children test better with their group of peers.
- Help your child(ren) get a good night's sleep the weekend prior to testing and each night during testing week.
- Ensure students eat healthy breakfasts.
- Pack a healthy lunch.
- While these tests help us evaluate student progress, please keep in mind that the test results do not determine your child's advancement to the next grade. We try to keep testing-week stress to a minimum.