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CogAT Assessment for second grade students

Informational Overview

CogAT Assessment for second grade students

Fall 2018

During the month of November, students in second grade will be administered the CogAT test of cognitive abilities.  This assessment is administered as a rolling administration, meaning that the date and time is dependent upon the building and students’ schedule.  The range of dates for administration is November 7 – 16.

Results will be emailed to parents the week of December 3. When viewing test scores it is important to interpret them as representing a range of ability rather than a precise, specific or unchanging point on a score scale. It is also important to keep in mind that there are many factors that affect a child’s school achievement such as effort, attention, persistence, attitude and support at home and school.

Please be aware that the CogAT is a test that measures both general and specific reasoning abilities. Students are assessed in the areas of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal abilities. A score at or above 128 on this assessment meets the criteria established by the Ohio Department of Education for a superior cognitive gifted identification.  Average scores on this assessment fall between 90 to 110. Above average scores range from 111 to 127. Students who earn a score of 127 will be afforded a cognitive ability retest opportunity later in the school year. Communication will come from the gifted services team regarding that opportunity.

Talking Math with your Kids

Talking Math With Your Kids

Subscribe to the Table Talk Math newsletter and prepare for a weekly idea (or two) that you could use to enhance discussions at the dinner table (or anywhere, for that matter).

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This website is dedicated to helping parents support their children’s mathematical development. We know we need to read with our children every day, but what should we do for math? Answer: Talk about math with them as we and they encounter numbers and shapes in our everyday lives. 

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“How to Talk Math With Your Kids” 

In this video, math educator Kent Haines shares three easy-to-follow guidelines to help parents talk about math with their children.

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The mission of Bedtime Math is to help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life.

Every day, they serve up a quick bite of wacky math just for fun. It’s nothing like school. Parents can sign up by email, on their website, and on their free iPhone/iPad or Android app. Whether it’s flamingos, ninjas or pillow forts, kids can see the math in their favorite topics. No logins. No drilling. No scores. It takes only 5 minutes a day, and kids clamor for it. 

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“Instill a Love of Math” 

This article provides helpful tips on why and how to instill a love of math in your children.

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“Ever Wonder What They’d Notice? (If Only Someone Would Ask)” 

In this short talk by Annie Fetter from The Math Forum, she shares how we can talk to our kids to make them think by asking two simple questions, “What do you notice? What do you wonder?” 

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“Who Does Mathematics?” 

In this video Christopher Danielson shares a wonderful conversation with his daughter that illustrates how doing mathematics means that children can ask and answer questions at the forefront of their own knowledge.

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“Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics” 

This booklet is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math. The guide is available in English and en Espan~ol .

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“Teaching Parents to Talk Math with Their Kids” 

The article talks about the importance of talking about math with children starting at a young age. It also shares some surprising results such as a study that found “early math knowledge predicts later  reading ability even better than early reading does.” 

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In this blog post, Christopher Danielson, the author of Which One Doesn’t Belong? uses an example of batteries to help us see the mathematics in everyday life. 

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Contact Us

Wright Elementary
Principal: Lucas Bauer
2335 West Case Road
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: 614-538-0464
Fax: 614-538-0469
Attendance Line: (614) 718-8912 

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