Elementary, Intercultural Montessori Chicago Campus

Elementary IOWA Testing 2016 – 2nd Grade
March 17, 2016

Dear Parents,

As you know Intercultural tests students from second grade to sixth grade. This year testing will take place from Monday, April 11th until Friday, April 15th, and during this time students will be taking the IOWA standardized tests.

The purpose of this letter is to give you an understanding of these tests. It will also give you a few ideas for helping your child to do his/her best on this test.
The IOWA tests for 2nd grade students will involve a core battery of testing. This means that students will be tested in Mathematics, Reading and Language only. This will be broken down into the following areas:



Reading Vocabulary: This test measures reading vocabulary
Reading Comprehension: Assesses students’ development in reading comprehension or understanding what she/he reads
Reading Total: A significant number of questions require that students infer meanings and interpret what they have read. Both sentence comprehension and story comprehension are evaluated in this test. The reading total is a compilation of the reading sub tests.


Spelling: This assesses the student’s ability to recognize the correct letters used in words in the proper order
Capitalization, Punctuation, Usage & Expression: Assesses a student’s ability to recognize the proper use of some of the conventions of standard written English.
Language Total: The language total is a compilation of the language sub tests.


Math Concepts: This includes number properties and operations, numerical patterns, using and interpreting operational and relational symbols, identifying geometric properties and patterns, measurement and algebraic expression
Math problems: This includes solving problems and interpreting data from graphs and tables
Math Computation: This includes addition, subtraction, multiplication or division
Math Total: This total is a compilation of the math sub tests.


Mathematics, Reading and Language: This is an average of the reading total, language, and math total.
Thank you for supporting your child and our school during this test. Please contact Ms. Mehreen or me if you have any questions.



Edina McGivern
Intercultural Montessori Language School