2nd Grade Student Assessments
Attention 2nd Grade Families
During the month of October, all 2nd graders in South Carolina participate in two assessments: the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Iowa Assessments. CogAT measures general thinking and problem-solving skills that students have learned through in-school and out-of-school experiences. It indicates how well the students can use these skills to solve verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal problems. Iowa Assessments measure student progress in reading and math. Information from CogAT and Iowa Assessments supplement teacher observations about what students are able to do. In addition, they are used as a screener for Gifted and Talented Identification in South Carolina.