Screening Instruments Defined

CogAT 7 Measurement of Aptitude

  • Grades: K, 2, & 6
  • Measurement of: potential ability
  • Comprised of:
    • Verbal Reasoning Battery
    • Quantitative Reasoning Battery
    • Nonverbal Reasoning Battery
  • Purpose: Unbiased tool to measure reasoning and problem solving
  • Instructional Implications: Identification for high ability programming

Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test

  • Grades: 6
  • Measurement of: Norm Referenced - Content area of Math
  • Purpose: to determine algebra readiness
  • Instructional Implications: Identification for Math Honors and Horizons placement

Iowa

  • Grades: 2 & 6
  • Measurement of: Norm Referenced - Content area achievement in the areas of Math and Language Arts
  • Purpose: Determine mastery of grade level content in math, LA, as compared to other students of the same age across the country
  • Instructional Implications: Identification of students for talent development and high ability programming

ILEARN

  • Grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8
  • Measurement of: Criterion Referenced -Achievement of academic standards
  • Purpose: Determine mastery of grade level standards in math, LA, reading, and science
  • Instructional Implications: Identification of students for remediation, talent development, high ability programming