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Second Grade Universal Testing - Overview

  • Assessments used to determine highly capable eligibility are the Cognitive Aptitude Test (CogAT), The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) and i-Ready Math and Reading. The winter i-Ready administration is replacing the IOWA Achievement test for elementary students beginning this year as the content assessment. Secondary students will continue to use the IOWA Achievement Test.
  • i-Ready Reading will be administered January 12-26, and i-Ready Math will be administered February 6-17.
  • The CogAT and TTCT will be administered in classrooms March 7 - March 10, 2023. 
  • Assessments will occur during the school day at your student's assigned school.  
  • For eligible students SAGE (pull out)or 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 12/9

  • Private/home based students who live in the Issaquah School District boundaries may participate in universal testing.
  • Private/home based students will follow the same timeline and assessments will take place at the neighborhood ISD school.
  • NEW: Registration to participate is now online.  Register online HERE.

Testing Timeline 2022-23

January 12-26

 i-Ready Reading 

ENROLLED STUDENTS 

  • Will take the i-Ready Reading Assessment in the classroom with peers during the district window which is January 12-26. The K-5 i-Ready Math testing window is February 6-17.
  • Staff will be trained to provide a standard testing environment and follow a standardized implementation plan.

PRIVATE SCHOOL AND HOME BASED STUDENTS

  • Will take i-Ready tests at the ISD Administration Building.
  • Wednesday, January, 18 - Reading.
  • Logistics will be shared directly by email with participating families.

February 6 -17

i-Ready Math

ENROLLED STUDENTS 

  • Will take the i-Ready Math Assessment in the classroom with peers during the district window which is February 6-17.
  • Staff will be trained to provide a standard testing environment and follow a standardized implementation plan.

PRIVATE SCHOOL AND HOME BASED STUDENTS

  • Will take i-Ready tests at the ISD Administration Building.
  • Wednesday, February 8 - Math.
  • Logistics will be shared directly by email with participating families.

March 7-10

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

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 during to families.

Mid-May

  • Notification of eligibility to families via email and Family Access

September 2023-23

  • Services begin.