Test Results for BSD students in grades 6 – 11 and private/home-school students in grades 2 – 4 and 6 – 11 will be sent via email by mid-February 2022.  (Test results were sent out via email by February 18, 2022.)

Test Results for BSD students in grades 2 – 5 and private/home-school students in grade 5 will be sent via email by the end of April 2022.  (Test results were sent out via email by April 26, 2022.)

When and Where Will Testing Take Place?

Test dates are held on Saturdays.  Dates are assigned by school. Test locations and exact date(s) of testing are determined by the number of applications received. Parents will receive an email with test details by the end of November. Please make every effort to have your child attend the date(s) assigned to him/her. If you have a conflict with the date(s) or your child is sick on the day of the testing or the night before, please email advancedlearning@bsd405.org with your child’s name, grade, the test location and date(s). If there are extenuating circumstances, we may be able to reschedule your child. Illness will not be considered a valid reason for appeal.

Due to COVID-19, start and end times will be staggered by grade level.  Times listed below may vary.

Testing sessions are scheduled in the following manner:

Grade BSD Student Private/Home-School Student
1
  • The CogAT is administered in the morning from approximately 8:00-11:30 am.
2 – 8
  • The CogAT is administered in the morning from approximately 8:00-11:30 am.
  • Star Reading assessments are administered in the afternoon from approximately 12:00-12:30 pm to 2nd grade students only.
  • The CogAT is administered in the morning from approximately 8:00-11:30 am.
  • A lunch break is provided.
  • Star Reading & Math assessments are administered in the afternoon from approximately 12:00-1:00 pm.
9 – 11
  • The CogAT is administered in the morning from approximately 8:00-11:30 am.
  • A lunch break is provided.
  • Iowa Reading and Math assessments are administered in the afternoon from approximately 12:00-1:30 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: If your child is attending BSD on an inter-district transfer and is identified as in need of advanced learning, services are only provided through differentiation in the current school setting for which that transfer applies.


 In order to preserve the confidentiality of the assessment instruments and the validity of students’ test results, tests are only provided in person.  Test events are subject to change if health conditions dictate the closure of school buildings.

Winter Testing Dates

In-District Students:

GRADES DATE CogAT Star Iowa
1 The identification process for 1st grade students includes screening and then testing, with an anticipated test date of April, 2022.  Families of students who meet the screening requirements will be notified and invited for testing.  There is no need for parents of 1st graders to apply as all BSD 1st graders will be screened for testing.
2 January 8, 2022  OR
January 22, 2022 (Postponed to March 5, 2022) OR
February 5, 2022
Students will attend 1 of the 3 dates listed above.
AM PM
3 – 4 January 8, 2022  OR
January 22, 2022 (Postponed to March 5, 2022) OR
February 5, 2022
Students will attend 1 of the 3 dates listed above.
AM
5 The identification process for 5th grade students includes screening and then testing, with an anticipated test date of March, 2022.  Families of students who meet the screening requirements will be notified and invited for testing.  There is no need for parents of 5th graders to apply as all BSD 5th graders will be screened for testing.
6 – 8 December 11, 2021 AM
9 – 11 December 11, 2021 AM PM

Private/Home-School Students:

GRADES DATE CogAT STAR IOWA
1 Parents who apply will be sent a document that must be completed and returned by their child’s current teacher directly to the BSD Advanced Learning Office via email.  Students who meet the screening criteria will be invited to participate in testing in April, 2022.
2 – 4 December 11, 2021 AM PM
5 Parents who apply will be sent a document that must be completed and returned by their child’s current teacher directly to the BSD Advanced Learning Office via email.  Students who meet the screening criteria will be invited to participate in testing in March, 2022.
6 – 8 December 11, 2021 AM PM
9 – 11 December 11, 2021 AM PM

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.