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Second Grade Universal Testing - Overview

  • Assessments used to determine highly capable eligibility are paper and pencil proctored Cognitive Aptitude Test (CogAT), The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) and online i-Ready Math and Reading.
  • Online i-Ready Reading will be administered in January, and i-Ready Math will be administered February. Testing schedules can be found here.
  • The CogAT and TTCT will be administered in classrooms March 6 - March 11, 2024 as decided by school. 
  • Limited make-ups for illness and family emergencies will follow until 3/18/2024.
  • If your student misses Universal Screening you may refer during the September Referral.  
  • Assessments will occur during the school day at your student's assigned school.  Testing will be conducted over the course of several days. 
  • For eligible students SAGE (pull out) or site specific MERLIN (self-contained) services will begin in the third grade year.
  • Once students are identified in their 2nd grade year, they continue in the program through grade 12, unless they exit from the program. 
  • Please ensure contact information in Family Access is current.
  • Sign up for the Weekly Bulletin to receive timely information about Highly Capable Screening for kindergarten and second grade students.
  • Opt-Out of testing services by completing the following Opt-Out Form.

Private & Home Based Students - Registration Closes 12/20/2023

  • Private/home based students who live in the Issaquah School District boundaries may participate in universal testing.
  • Private/home based students will take i-Ready Reading and Math at the ISD Administrative building on Wednesday January 17 and 24th.  The Highly Capable Program Office will communicate directly with pre-registered families.
  • Private school and home-Based students will take the CogAT and TTCT assessments at the neighborhood ISD school with peers in classrooms as decided by your boundary area school from March 6 - March 11, 2024You will be contacted with scheduling details mid-February by your neighborhood schools Building Assessment Coordinator (BAC) and you should plan to have your student test for a total of four days. 
  • Pre-Registration to participate online HERE for 2nd grade families 11/6/2023.
  • Policy Change COMING IN 2024-2025:  Private School families will be required to submit students valid Birth Certificate and current residency documentation in order to participate in testing. 

Testing Timeline 2023-24

January (window is 1/3 - 1/25)

 i-Ready Reading 

ENROLLED STUDENTS 

  • Will take the online i-Ready Reading Assessment in the classroom with peers during the district window which is in January. 
  • Staff will be trained to provide a standard testing environment and follow a standardized implementation plan.

Pre-Registered PRIVATE SCHOOL AND HOME-BASED STUDENTS

  • Will take online i-Ready tests at the ISD Administration Building.
  • Please hold Wednesday, January 17th at either 10:30am - 1 pm OR 2:00 pm -4:30 for Reading.
  • Logistics will be shared directly by email with participating families.

January (window is 1/3-1/25)

i-Ready Math

ENROLLED STUDENTS 

  • Will take the online i-Ready Math Assessment in the classroom with peers during the district window which is February. 
  • Staff will be trained to provide a standard testing environment and follow a standardized implementation plan.

Pre-Registered PRIVATE SCHOOL AND HOME-BASED STUDENTS

  • Will take online i-Ready tests at the ISD Administration Building.
  • Please hold Wednesday, January 24th at either 10:30am - 1 pm OR from 2:00 pm -4:30 for Math.
  • Logistics will be shared directly by email with pre-registered participating families.

March 

  • Cognitive testing with full CogAT (Paper and Pencil - Cognitive Abilities Test) 
  • Creativity Testing with TTCT (Paper and Pencil - Torrance Test of Creative Thinking)

Pre-Registered PRIVATE SCHOOL AND HOME-BASED STUDENTS

  • Will take both the CogAT and the TTCT at the neighborhood school.  Closer to the testing date individual schools will communicate their testing schedules to pre-registered families.

Mid-May

  • Notification as determined by the Multi-Disciplinary Committee will be shared with families through Family Access under Portfolio or by email (for private school families).

September 2024

  • Services begin.