Testing Calendar

Schedule of All Tests
CogAT
 
The CogAT allows comparisons of the performance of DeKalb students with the performance of other students in the state/nation, of the same age, who took the same test, at the same time of the year.
Results are used for program qualification for Gifted. Results are also used to determine student need for supplemental services, such as SST, RTI and Exceptional Education.
 
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ITBS

The ITBS allows us to compare the performance of DeKalb students with the performance of other students in the state/nation, in the same grade, who took the same test, at the same time of the year.

ITBS results are used for program qualification such as Magnet, High Achievers, and Gifted. Results are also used to determine student need for supplemental services.
 
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ACCESS
 
The testing is mandated by the federal government and includes all students who are identified as English Learners (ELs), whether they are receiving services or not. The test is called ACCESS (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State). Students will be tested between January 21 and March 4, 2014. Students will be tested in the areas of: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The entire test takes approximately 2½ hours and will be administered on several different days Results from the test will assist us in planning instruction for your child. After the Dekalb County School District receives the results, parents will be notified.
If you have any questions, please call the ESOL teacher or ESOL administrator at your child’s school.
More information regarding the ACCESS test can be found at www.wida.us.
Georgia Milestones

Click Here for more information on this new State-wide assessment that is replacing the CRCT beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.
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