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DeKalb County School District Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green announced today important changes to the school testing calendar for the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) for the 2015-2016 school year. These changes will remove all potential conflicts with religious observances.

The CogAT and ITBS are standardized tests used in the gifted identification process. The revised testing calendar follows:

 Sept. 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, and 21 – ITBS

 Sept. 22, 23, 24, and 25 – ITBS make-up

 Oct. 5, 6, and 7 – CogAT

 Oct. 8 – CogAT make-up

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DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT REVISES TESTING CALENDAR

Potential conflicts with religious holidays addressed

DeKalb County School District Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green announced today important changes to the school testing calendar for the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) for the 2015-2016 school year. These changes will remove all potential conflicts with religious observances.

The CogAT and ITBS are standardized tests used in the gifted identification process. The revised testing calendar follows:

? Sept. 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, and 21 – ITBS

? Sept. 22, 23, 24, and 25 – ITBS make-up

? Oct. 5, 6, and 7 – CogAT

? Oct. 8 – CogAT make-up

“The revised school testing calendar removes all conflicts with religious holidays while ensuring timely testing for students,” said Dr. Green. “We have been responsive to concerns that have been raised and we have sought and arrived at a solution that is in the best interest of our children.”

The Superintendent expressed appreciation for the work of the calendar committee that met in Fall 2014. The committee was comprised of parents, teachers, students, business leaders, and administrators.

Contact:

Quinn Hudson 404.486.3710 quinn_hudson@dekalbschoolga.org

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