TD Identification in 2nd Grade

Cognitive Abilities Testing (CogAT) has been completed in grade 2 in CMS. This is the first assessment used by the district to identify gifted students. Scores will be delivered in October, at which time further assessment for students will be determined. Testing, using the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) will begin in October and continue into November. If you have any questions about the identification process, please contact the TD Teacher at your school.


Common Core Media Resources

There is a free teacher-to-teacher website now featuring videos of educators in every grade level, K-12, implementing the Common Core in their classrooms. Teacher reflections and commentaries, as well as lesson plans, accompany these high-quality videos of teaching and student learning. Teachers are raving about the quality of the videos, which are tagged for deeper learning, and materials.

CogAT Assessment Scores are in!

All Talent Development/Catalyst Teachers have received their building’s CogAT scores. Parents will receive results notification letters by October 31, 2013. Please visit the website on the parent results notification letter and enter your child’s profile code to gain insight into your child’s scores.