Testing Updates!

September 2018

7th Grade Parents, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, your child will take the Cognitive Abilities Test, and from September 13-18, 2017, your child will take the Iowa Assessments™.  A letter outlining specific details regarding the test will be sent home, Wednesday, September 5, 2018.  Please click on Iowa Parent Brochure Fall 2018 to learn more about the CogAt and IOWA assessment including: Purpose of the Assessment, Reading the Score Reports, What is Tested and more.

August 2018

Your child’s EOG Milestones reports from last year will be distributed Tuesday, August 28, 2018 and students will bring them home for your review. If you do not receive scores, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.  If your child is new to ECMS, specifically a 6th grader and did not attend one of the 5 feeder schools in 5th grade, there may a delay in receiving their scores.  If your child (6th-8th) is coming from another district other than Cobb we would not have those scores unless they were sent with your child’s records from the previous school.

January 2018

8th Grade Parents, PSAT scores are in and will be distributed with progress reports on February 9, 2018, BUT if you would like to have them prior to that they will be available for pick up beginning Wednesday, January 24, 2018 through Tuesday, February 6, 2018. After that the score reports will come home in Progress Envelopes on the February 9, 2018.

October 2017
8th Grade Parents, on October 11, 2017, your child will take the PSAT 8/9.  A letter outline specific details regarding the test is forthcoming!

September 2017
7th Grade Parents, on Friday, September 8, 2017, your child will take the Cognitive Abilities Test, and from September 11-14, 2017, your child will take the Iowa Assessments™.  A letter outlining specific details regarding the test will be sent home, Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

CogAT Interactive Ability Profile Interpretation System
This Riverside Publishing site was built to enable teachers, counselors, and parents to interpret the Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT) Ability Score Profiles for their students.  Enter a student’s ability profile in the appropriate drop down boxes. Once complete, click search, and an interpretation of the score will be provided.

2016
September 2016
7th Grade Parents, on September 15, 2016, your child will take the Cognitive Abilities Test, and from September 16-21, 2016, your child will take the Iowa Assessments™.  A letter outlining specific details regarding the test was sent home, Friday, September 9th.

September 19, 2016
8th Grade Parents, on October 11, 2016, your child will take the PSAT 8/9.  A letter outline specific details regarding the test is forthcoming!

Why Take the PSAT 8/9?     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwnY1Z7JMAo&rel=0

Why Take the PSAT/NMSQT?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YmGFh76Deo&rel=0

PSAT 8/9 Letter 2016 – Parent Letter

January 2017

ELL Students will be tested to determine progress in learning English.  The testing is mandated by the federal government and includes all students who are identified as English Language Learners (ELL’s), whether they are receiving services or not.  The test is called ACCESS (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State).  A letter outlining specific details regarding the test will be sent home, Tuesday, January 24, 2017