A Message from Dr. Weber and Mrs. Ryan About Standardized Tests at STM
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to students in Grades 3, 5, and 7 in school March 15-17. This test measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal.
The Iowa Assessments will be administered to students in Grades 2-7 during the week of March 27-31. The Iowas provide a comprehensive assessment of student progress in major content areas.
Results of these standardized tests inform our decisions about curriculum development in general and differentiating instruction for students identified as needing remedial or enrichment opportunities. We ask for your partnership to ensure students are prepared to do their best and arrive to school well rested, and on time. For our part, the faculty have been advised to keep necessary homework and other testing at a minimum throughout the testing period.
Thank you for entrusting your children’s education to St. Thomas More School.