Testing Forms for IDS




Testing Forms for IDS

posted Jun 1, 2017, 10:28 AM by MZ Thomas Green   [ updated Dec 12, 2017, 5:11 AM ]

   If you are interested in your child testing for placement in one of CFSD gifted programs, testing permission forms are attached below.  Please download or get a copy from our school office, and have your child return it to his/her homeroom teacher. 
   Shown below are the different opportunities to take the CogAT during the school year: 
        August: Grades 2-5. 
        January: Grades K-1 and 3-5. 
        April: enrolled IDS 5th graders for Middle school 
     placement.
 K-1 Optional Testing   Math and reading placement decisions are based on district measures of classroom performance and achievement; and, in line with state law, a test of abstract reasoning ability such as the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is also offered.   Since classroom performance tends to be a more reliable indicator of instructional need than cognitive ability testing in the primary grades, CFSD does not require scores from an abstract reasoning ability test, like the CogAT for placement in extended reading or math groups in the primary grades, K-2.

A student can only take the CogAT test once in a school year. The testing schedule below is for our next testing session in January. Students should report to the IDS room (follow the signs) between 7:00-7:15 am.  Ventana IDS Room #103 or Manzanita Room #23.
 
As a way to prepare prior to testing, you can Google CogAT sample tests for the grade level your child will be testing. This will expose your child to the format of this kind of test, and perhaps help them feel more comfortable on our testing days.
    Testing dates are as follows:
Ventana Vista
       Grades 3, 4, 5                             Grade K-1
Mon., January 22, 2018       Wed., January 17, 2018
Wed., January 24, 2018      Thurs., January 18, 2018
Thurs., January 25, 2018

Manzanita  
       Grades 3, 4, 5                              Grades K-1 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018       Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018          Friday, January 19, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018    
                                                                 

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