Berkeley Elementary

Home of the Fawns

 Berkeley Elementary is a primary school serving 3K-2nd Grade students.
2nd Grade students will take the following tests: 
  • The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS), also known as the Iowa Tests, are standardized tests provided as a service to schools by the College of Education of the University of Iowa. The tests are administered to students in kindergarten through eighth grade as part of the Iowa Statewide Testing Programs, a division of the Iowa Testing Programs (ITP). Originally named the Iowa Every Pupil Test of Basic Skills, it was developed in 1935 as a tool to improve instruction. Over decades, participation expanded and currently many school districts across the U.S. use this test. In a cooperative relationship, participating schools receive ITBS test materials, scoring and reporting services and consultation in the use of ITBS for instructional purposes, and ITP utilizes participation by schools in research and test development.
  • The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT, CAT) is a K-12 assessment designed to measure students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal. Although its primary goal is to assess students’ acquired reasoning abilities, CogAT can also provide predicted achievement scores when administered with the Iowa Tests. The CogAT is not an IQ test although there is a correlation between innate ability and one's performance.  CogAT is also often used to help educators make student placement decisions for Gifted and Talented programs.