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Participating in the Student Assessment Christian School Program is a member benefit. To see your school's pricing and order testing materials, please log in using your school's unique account number as the Username.

To assist you in estimating your school's HMH assessment program cost (for Iowa, CogAT, and Riverside Interim Assessments) or to access additional information, click one of the following links:

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Iowa Assessments

Iowa Assessments

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Assess Less. Measure More.

Data you can trust in less testing time!

The Iowa Assessments from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are evidence-based, psychometrically sound assessments that measure student achievement and grown against next generation learning standards for grades K–12. Because of an efficient test design and powerful reporting, the Iowa Assessments allow you to assess less but measure more.

Iowa Assessments all new Form G and its equivalent Form E are built to a carefully constructed test blueprint and content specifications focused on current best-in-class state, national, and international benchmarks and standards of educational achievement.

New 2017 norms provide the most up-to-date national comparisons of student performance.

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The Iowa Assessments enable administrators and educators to:

  • Monitor Growth using a continuous, research-based, verticle scale
  • Indicate College and Career Readiness starting at 6th grade
  • Evaluate student mastery of next generation skills and rigorous learning standards

All while offering:

  • Items align to one of three cognitive levels, providing an additional view of mastery
  • Skill and core domain alignment and reporting
  • Reporting suite includes Lexile® and Quantile® measures
  • Ancillaries include print-on-demand planning and interpretive guides, online videos, and training materials

Measure College and Career Readiness  — Beginning in Middle School

Maximizing your school resources—instructor time, money, and curricular changes—has never been more challenging or important. Only Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has the insight and data systems to help you track the college and career readiness starting at Grade 6. Data gathered from our reliable and evidence–based assessments can help you make important decisions by providing projected reports of student preparedness for success through Grade 12 and beyond.

How it works

The Iowa Assessments generate readiness reports showing where students in Grades 6–12 land on the college and career preparedness scale, informing decisions related to curricula and teacher performance. In addition, individual student data helps identify students who may require intervention or advanced courses and programs, or those who would benefit from accelerated coursework.

Why it works

Iowa Assessments are the only assessments that begin evaluating student preparedness for the ACT©/SAT© in Grade 6 – two years before any other existing assessment system.

Grades 6–8 are a critical time for skills development, so the ability to begin interventions or adjust curricula to ensure students are "on track" for success before they enter high school can go a long way toward improving overall student and school performance.

In addition, the longitudinal data system allows you to track students year over year and within the school year, so you can demonstrate immediate and long term gains in achievement at the same time.

How do you track growth?

With increasing pressure on schools across the country to provide data showing student growth, you need a way to reliably monitor each student's progress across the entire K–12 continuum. That's why the robust vertical scale underlying the Iowa Assessments facilitates an enhanced Growth Model.

Learning is a continuous process, and individuals learn incrementally and at different rates. When we measure progress, we avoid applying arbitrary labels to students or placing them in buckets. Instead, by monitoring growth, we focus on setting long–term goals and understanding student progress towards college and career readiness. Using growth data can help you plan instruction and implement swift curriculum changes based on what students know and can do.

Features and Benefits

  • Concordance to existing assessment data to facilitate longitudinal trend
  • Accurate longitudinal data reporting within and across school years
  • A vertical scale that provides a reliable and consistent measure of growth
  • Standard score growth continuum that provides more accurate data than other competing instruments
  • Enhanced tools for differentiation that accurately access the growth of low- and hight-performing students
  • Universal screening that can be used within the "Response to Intervention" framework

Powerful Web-Based Reporting

ACSI Member Schools have access to the DataManager platform for web-based reporting. DataManager offers more flexibility in working with data than a static paper report, as well as the ability to create dynamic displays with the click of a mouse. Compare data by different classes, different buildings, or review summary data for content area totals. You also can drill down to individual tests and analyze performance on diagnostic skill clusters and use the information to inform instruction.

DataManager features robust Iowa Assessments reporting that includes the following:


View this recently recorded webinar for assistance in DataManager Web Reporting Keys. IMPORTANT: Use this tutorial to learn how to unlock your school reports using the Web Reporting Keys provided to the top level Test Coordinator. The keys will be sent in an email notifying the Test Coordinator that the reports are ready to view.

Optional Paper Reports:

ACSI Member Schools also have the option to order paper reports.

Assessment Support

All schools that use the Iowa Assessments may access DataManager's extensive digital resource library. DataManager can help you in every phase of assessment — from preparing to test to interpreting the results. Iowa ancillaries include:

  • Planning and Implementation Guide
  • Score Implementation Guides
  • Content Classifications Guides
  • Web Reporting Guide
  • Research and Development Guide
Follow this link to learn more about the Digital Resource Library.
Follow this link to learn more about DataManager (Online Reporting System).





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CogAT

CogAT
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The Best Abilities Test Continues to Get Even Better! 

More educators choose CogAT than any other group–administered abilities assessment.

CogAT Item Types

Exciting news!  In 2017, HMH® released updated norms for Form 7.

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®) Form 7 measures students' verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning abilities and assists educators in determining instructional strategies.


Authored by Dr. David F. Lohman of the University of Iowa, a nationally recognized expert on abilities assessments, CogAT continues to:

  • Identify all students' abilities
  • Link teachers to instructional strategies through unique Ability Profiles
  • Deliver predictive data with the Iowa Assessments and highlight significant discrepancies between expected and actual achievement
  • Include three separate cognitive domains to form a more comprehensive perspective of a student's reasoning abilities
  • Offer superior technical quality

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Features and Benefits:

EL Friendly: Form 7 further levels the playing field for English learners by introducing improvements such as picture prompts instead of verbal prompts.

Measures Broad Range of Student Performance: The addition of more challenging items at each level helps reduce the need for out–of–level testing.

Professional Development and Support: Teachers and administrators may view interactive web content and videos, review pre–testing instructions, and learn instructional strategies based on student performance to help answer the "what's next" questions.

Reporting Options: Age and grade normative scores, local norms, separate and composite scores for ability batteries, predicted achievement scores, and the Ability Profile Score provide multiple data points for use in identification and instruction.


Streamline Your Test Management

ACSI schools have access to DataManager for streamlining the management of your assessment program using Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and Iowa Assessments. Use DataManager’s online resources to:

  • Download CogAT Practice Activities for Students
  • View and print reports
  • Interpret results
  • Download testing data in a variety of formats
  • Access digital resources, including in-depth and comprehensive ancillaries

CogAT IABS

Sample Web-based Reports

Optional Paper Reports

Assessment Support

All schools that use the Cognitive Abilities Test may access DataManager's extensive digital resource library. DataManager can help you in every phase of assessment — from preparing to test to interpreting the results. CogAT ancillaries include:

  • Planning and Implementation Guide
  • Score Implementation Guides
  • A Short Guide for Teachers
  • Web Reporting Guide
  • Research and Development Guide
Follow this link to learn more about the Digital Resource Library.
Follow this link to learn more about DataManager (Online Reporting System).



Riverside Interim Assessments Online

Riverside Interim Assessments Online

A Benchmarking System to Complete Your Balanced Assessment Program

Riverside® Interim Assessments help you monitor your students' growth toward proficiency in English Language Arts/Literacy and Math. Built with rigorous content to ensure accurate measurement across the curriculum, these benchmarks provide detailed data on student performance to prepare all students to succeed on higher–stakes tests.

Riverside Interim Assessments offer three parallel forms per content area for Grades 2–11 as high–quality benchmark measures to address the need for multiple data points across the year, demonstrating student growth and progress over time.

Riverside Interim Assessments are designed for ease-of-use by teachers, administrators, and district personnel. Online administration and dynamic online reporting through the DataManager platform allows educators to make data-driven evaluations and decisions.

To learn more, view this informative webinar: HMH Riverside Interim Assessments – A Benchmarking System to Complete Your Balanced Assessment Program, Handouts


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Additional Benefits

  • Assess quickly with pre–built forms that are research-based and ready for immediate administration
  • Monitor student growth, achievement, and progress with easy-to-interpret web-based reports
  • Gain insight into student readiness for high-stakes assessments
  • Independently measure and audit implementation of 21st-century curriculum and college and career readiness


Administration and Test Times

The Riverside Interim Assessments are administered online to measure student learning and provide meaningful feedback to teachers and administrators. Scores are reported in 24 hours of test completion, via DataManager.

The Riverside Interim Assessments are untimed and may be broken into two sections. The sections may be administered together or separately to make the best use of allotted class time.

RIA Approx Working Times Chart
*Assessment is untimed.

English Language Arts/Literacy Domains Assessed

In ELA/Literacy, the same domains are in evidence across most grade levels. However, the depth and complexity of learning requirements increase progressively across the grades. Scores are provided for domains by grade level.

ELA/Literacy items focus on higher order thinking skills such as summary, comparison, analysis, reasoning, and the use of text-based evidence. Passages are complex and challenging and presented in pairs, requiring close reading and enabling synthesis, analysis, and comparison. Students are presented with a mix of literary and informational passages, including science and social studies for grade 6 and above.

RIA ELA Domains

Mathematics Domains Assessed

In the chart below, you can see the math domains. Certain domains, such as Operations and Algebraic Thinking, are cornerstones for the more complex topics, such as Algebra, that come later. At each grade level in math, there are four to five domains which are of the greatest importance for proficiency in math.

Math items focus on the understanding of mathematical concepts, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving. Scores are provided by domains by grade level.

RIA Math Domains

Linking the Riverside Interims to the Iowa Assessment

For those educators who elect to use the Iowa Assessments with the Riverside Interim Assessments as part of a comprehensive Balanced Assessment System, the Riverside Interim Assessments total score scales for ELA and Mathematics have been aligned to associated Iowa Assessments scores. The growth scale for the Riverside Interim Assessments has been defined using basic characteristics of the Iowa SS scale. Links between the growth scale and the Iowa Assessments scale itself have been established through a process referred to as "scale alignment" (Holland & Dorans, 20065). In this way, the Riverside Interim Assessments and the Iowa Assessments can be used together to monitor the growth of students over time. However, because the Riverside Interim Assessments and the Iowa Assessments measure related but slightly different constructs, estimated ranges of probable Iowa Assessments scores are provided for each Riverside Interim Assessments score in lieu of actual point estimates.

As shown below, the Student Profile – Balanced Assessment Line Graph presents results from Iowa Assessments and Riverside Interim Assessments and allows you to set growth goals for a student and track the student's progress over time. A blue line indicates the growth goal that you set for the student. The scores for each test administration appear as red or green, indicating that the student is above or below the growth goal, respectively. For comparison purposes, the graphs also display a gray line representing the growth in achievement for the average student in the nation over the same period of time.

RIA Student Profile

Powerful Online Reporting

Designed for ease–of–use by teachers, administrators, and district personnel, online reporting via DataManager empowers educators to make data–driven decisions and evaluate effectiveness. See below to view a few sample reports for the Riverside Interim Assessments.

Fall 2018

Fall 2018
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Convenient, versatile options to meet your assessment needs.


Register NOW to attend this upcoming live webinar:

Date/Time:Description:Register:
New Webinars Coming Soon!

Click here to view Iowa Assessments: Fall, Spring and In-Between – Building a Comprehensive and Balanced Assessment Program recorded webinar.


Previously recorded training and informational webinars are available by clicking here.


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To assist you in estimating your school's HMH assessment program cost (for Iowa, CogAT, and Riverside Interim Assessments) or to access additional information, click one of the following links:

•  Fall Pricing Tool / Order Form
•  Fall Online Testing Order Form
•  Fall Scoring Cost Estimation Form
•  Quick Facts / FAQs

Program Reports
Sample DataManager Reports
Optional Reports



KEY DATES:
August 31, 2018Deadline for ordering fall discounted materials.

August—September Order materials

Ongoing Riverside Interims are available for purchase at any time. Consider "bundling" with your fall or spring testing plan.

Rolling Windows Complete Online Enrollment (required for machine scoring) and/or Precoded Barcode labels (optional).

After completing Online Enrollment, the school will receive their Order for Scoring Services packet within 10 business days. If the school ordered Precoded Barcode labels, please allow 15 days.

Sept. 1—Nov. 20, 2018 Administer Assessment

November 30, 2018 Deadline for HMH to receive answer documents for machine scoring.

December 18, 2018 Final date for HMH to receive late materials for machine scoring.

September—December, 2018 Schools receive online score reports and/or paper reports (optional) within 10 business days of being received.

January 15, 2019 Final date to request biographical/scoring changes and order Optional Reports (see Scoring Tool for prices)

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Spring 2019

Spring 2019

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Iowa Assessments
Christian School Program Scoring Services:
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Recommended Test Levels
Recommended Test Levels
by Testing Season

View this recently recorded webinar for assistance in DataManager Web Reporting Keys. IMPORTANT: Use this tutorial to learn how to unlock your school reports using the Web Reporting Keys provided to the top level Test Coordinator. The keys will be sent in an email notifying the Test Coordinator that the reports are ready to view.

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KEY DATES:
OngoingOrder Materials
After completing Online Enrollment, the school will receive their Order for Scoring Services packet within 10 business days. If the school ordered Precoded Barcode labels, please allow 15 days.

Ongoing Riverside Interims are available for purchase at any time. Consider "bundling" with your fall or spring testing plan.

Rolling Windows Schools may complete Online Enrollment and order Precoded Barcode labels (dates to be determined).

TBD Last date for school materials to be received and scored as part of the ACSI norms

TBD Deadline to request changes, both biographical and other

TBD Final date to order optional reports.



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Order for Scoring Services

Order for Scoring Services

Uploading Precoded Barcode Label files MUST be done when you complete your Order for Scoring Services. Buy Now

Be prepared to complete your Order for Scoring Services and Precode...


Required for ALL schools using machine scoring (not schools who self–score).

Order for Scoring Services (previously referred to as Online Enrollment) through the ACSI-HMH Assessment Program confirms that your tests will be scored by HMH Scoring Services with results delivered online via DataManager. During this time, you also have the option to order Precoded Barcode Labels to ensure accuracy of student demographic information.

Click this icon to order Scoring Services for Iowa/CogAT.

Fall 2018 Order for Scoring Services:

•  Enter your school information during the open window to order scoring services.
•  Contact ACSI Member Care for assistance in completing your Order for Scoring Services.

HMH Scoring Services Packet:

You will receive your HMH Scoring Services Packet:
  • Within 10 business days after completing the Order for Scoring Services, or
  • Within 15 days if ordering barcodes.

HMH Scoring Service Packet includes:*

  • Test Coordinator's Letter for Fall 2018
  • Order Form for HMH Scoring Service for Fall 2018
  • Premarked Building Identification Sheet
  • Class Identification Sheets
  • UPS RS Instruction Sheet for Fall 2018
  • UPS Return Service Labels
  • Special Processing Labels

*Only current year's forms may be used. Contact Member Care if additional forms are needed.

Optional Sample Reports

Optional printed reports will be mailed to the school. Optional printed reports are ordered when you complete the Order Form for Scoring Services that is included in your HMH Scoring Service Packet. During this time, you also have the option to order Precoded Barcode Labels to ensure accuracy of student demographic information.

Note: If the HMH Scoring Service Packet is not received within 10-15 business days, please contact ACSI Member Care.

Precoded Barcode Labels (optional):

After online registration – if you selected to order precoded barcode labels – you will receive two auto-generated emails:

•  The first email will contain a link to the secure website to upload your Student Roster data, as well as your unique user name (sample email).
•  The second email will contain your unique password, along with other important site instructions.

Access additional information, tutorial videos, and guides via Iowa Assessment Support at www.purposefuldesign.com.

Additional resources: Updated links coming soon!
  • Barcode Form. This is an editable pdf for ordering barcodes.
  • Barcode Template. Use this Excel file to enter the student demographic information that is to be included on the barcodes.
  • Barcode Ordering Guide. This guide gives the necessary information on how to complete the barcode template (roster file).



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DataManager (Online Reporting System)

DataManager (Online Reporting System)

Streamline Your Test Management

DataManager is your online resource for streamlining management of your assessment program using the Iowa Assessments and Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT).

DataManager Portal Use DataManager to: HMH Test Level Graphic
Recommended Test Levels by Testing Season

For HMH Technical Support help: Email or call 877-346-8337.

Adding Staff/Users to DataManagerDataManager Web Reporting Keys

Take advantage of these valuable, informative recorded webinars:

  • DataManager Web Reporting Keys: Video
    Learn how to unlock your school reports using the Web Reporting Keys provided to the top level Test Coordinator. The keys will be sent in an email notifying the Test Coordinator that the reports are ready to view.

  • How to Create Reports in DataManager: Video, Handouts
    Learn step-by-step instructions for creating and viewing reports online in DataManager, creating customized reports, printing reports, and exporting reports or student data to Excel. Learn basic navigation of DataManager and how to access valuable reporting and score interpretation guides.


DataManager is your single tool to put the power of assessment in your hands—before, during, and after testing.

DataManager



Powerful Web–based Reporting

DataManager offers powerful web–based reporting so that all stakeholders—families, teachers, and administrators—can get the most out of the data from the assessment. Web–based reporting offers more flexibility in working with data than a static paper report, and gives you the ability to:
  • Create dynamic displays with the click of a mouse
  • Compare data by different classes, different buildings, or review summary data for content area totals
  • Drill down to individual tests and analyze performance on diagnostic skills and use the information to inform instruction
  • Access your data on demand


Report Center in DataManager

The Report Center in DataManager provides additional flexibility in viewing reports with streamlined and enhanced navigation for ease of use.


Use the Report Center to:

  • Create, save and manage your own unique report criteria in the Reports application
  • Set up multiple reports to run concurrently while continuing to work within any DataManager application until the reports are ready for view
  • Run reports for large groups of students in a "batch" mode without being tied up waiting on processing
  • Run and print a suite of HMH Central Scoring Service style paper report PDFs.

Sample DataManager Reports

Iowa Student Reports: (additional reports are available) Iowa Group Reports: (additional reports are available)

Optional Reports

Optional paper reports can be added to our robust online reporting to create a unique combination of services that best suits the needs of your school, district, and students.  Please visit the Iowa Assessment Optional Reports page.

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Manuals & User Guides for HMH

Manuals & User Guides for HMH


ACSI member schools that administer HMH Assessments have complimentary access to an extensive Digital Resource Library, housed in DataManager.

HMH Online Enrollment Cover Memo: Online Registration for the Spring 2018 Test Administration

If your school is testing with any of the below listed HMH Assessments, you may access any of the related manuals or user guides directly through your DataManager account. Once you are logged into your DataManager account, you may access them electronically, download the PDFs or print the guides.


Recommended Test Levels
by Testing Season
Here is a look at the digital resources available for your use:
ACSI Spring 2018 Directions for Testing:

Planning and Implementation Guide (Forms E and F),
Version 4


IOWA ASSESSMENTS

Research and Development Guide – Summarizes the development, standardization, and test construction procedures for Iowa Assessments Form E and Form G.

Product Guide – Helps school administrators and test coordinators understand and select Iowa Assessments Form E and Form F products and services in preparation for ordering.

Planning and Implementation Guide – Helps test coordinators plan for testing, support test administration, and distribute score reports for the Iowa Assessments Form E and Form G.

Message to Families (English and Spanish) – A template to help teachers and school administrators create a letter to send to families before students take the Iowa Assessments Form E or Form G.

Score Interpretation Guides – Helps teachers, counselors, and school administrators interpret and use results of the Iowa Assessments Form E and Form G so that students and schools gain the greatest benefit from the administration of this assessment.

Norms and Score Conversion Guides – Provides information relevant to teachers and staff who hand score the Iowa Assessments Form E and Form G, enables educators to convert raw scores into standard scores, grade equivalents, percentile ranks, stanines, and normal curve equivalents, and to calculate Total and Composite scores,

Content Classifications Guides – Contains content classifications and fall, midyear, and spring item norms for Iowa Assessments Form E and Form G.

Supplemental Coding Guide – Explains how to plan and implement the manual coding of Iowa Assessments Form E and Form G, Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 7, and Logramos Third Edition answer documents to collect information needed for data analysis or reporting purposes; also applies to schools that use plain-paper answer documents printed from DataManager to determine what coding should be included in the student data file that is imported into DataManager.  Supplemental Coding Guide

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COGNITIVE ABILITIES TEST (COGAT)

Research and Development Guide – Summarizes the development, standardization, and test construction procedures for the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 7.

Product Guide – Helps school administrators and test coordinators understand and select Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 7products and services in preparation for ordering.

Planning and Implementation Guide – Helps test coordinators plan for testing, support test administration, and distribute score reports for the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 7.

Practice Activities, Teacher Guide – Helps teachers provide guided, pre-testing practice and feedback to familiarize students with item types encountered on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 7.

Practice Activities, Student Book – Provides students with guided, pre-testing practice and feedback to familiarize them with item types encountered on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 7.

Practice Activities, Answer Sheet – Sample answer sheet to be used with the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 7 Practice Activities to provide students with practice marking answers.

Score Interpretation Guides – Helps teachers, counselors, and school administrators interpret and use results of the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 7.

A Short Guide for Teachers – Provides guidance for the classroom teacher by outlining instructional strategies based on student ability profiles.

Norms and Score Conversions Guide – Provides information relevant to teachers and staff who hand score the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 7 and convert raw scores to normative scores.

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DATAMANAGER

Navigation – Provides helpful information about accessing, navigating, and using DataManager.

System Administration – Provides step-by-step instructions for managing and maintaining location, staff/user, and student information associated with your school system,

Reporting – Provides step-by-step instructions for viewing reports online in DataManager, creating customized reports, printing reports, and exporting reports.

Managing Web Reporting Keys – For schools that order web reports after submitting answer documents to HMH Scoring Service for scanning, provides step-by-step instructions for distributing reporting keys to staff members who need access to DataManager web reports; also provides instructions for staff members to create a DataManager Reporting account for viewing reports.

DataManager eLearning Video Training – Links to the site providing DataManager eLearning resources including DataManager Overview, Web Reporting Keys, and Reporting Overview.

Standard Export – Balanced Assessment File Format – Provides the HMH Standard Export Template file format used in data exports of Iowa Assessments Form E and Form G and Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®) Form 7 assessment results.

Standard Export – Riverside Interim Assessments File Format – Provides the Riverside Standard Export Template file format used in data exports of Riverside Interim Assessments results.

Custom Export – Balance Assessment File Format – Provides the HMH Custom Export Template file format used in data exports of Iowa Assessments Form E and Form G and Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®) Form 7 assessments results.

Custom Export – Riverside Interim Assessments File Format – Provides the Riverside Custom Export Template file format used in data exports of Riverside Interim Assessments results.

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RIVERSIDE INTERIM ASSESSMENTS

Research Overview – Describes the research methods and standards employed in the development of the Riverside Interim Assessments.

Using the Riverside Interim Assessments – Helps test coordinators plan for testing, support test administration, and manage scoring for the Riverside Interim Assessments.

Performance Level Descriptors – Provides descriptions of each performance level (Proficient, Approaching Proficiency, and Needs Improvement) by grade and content area for the Riverside Interim Assessments.

Directions for Online Administration, Grades 2-11 – Describes the procedures that test administrators should follow when administering the Riverside Interim Assessments Online with DataManager.

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Instructional Resources & Materials

Instructional Resources & Materials

HMH IA Assessments

Spotlight on Assessment Content Briefs

HMH offers a series of "white paper content briefs" called "Spotlight on Assessment" to help you understand more about and to get the most out of the Iowa Assessments. These briefs bring to bear the expertise of our Iowa authors, the evidence basis behind the Iowa Assessments, and our commitment to being leaders in the field.

Click here for your complimentary copy of "Measuring Growth with the Iowa Assessments."


For HMH Technical Support help: Email or call 877-346-8337.



HMH CogAT

CogAT Interactive Ability Profile System highlights both the level and pattern of a student's ability, helping to provide educational guidance for all students, not just those with high ability.

Using CogAT Score Profiles to Differentiate Instruction (Winter 2017)

CogAT Form 7 2017 (Fall 2017) - updated link coming soon

Universal Screening in Gifted and Talented Identification: Implementation and Overcoming Challenges (November 2016)

Program Diversity and the Alternative Verbal Scale of CogAT Form 7 (Back to School 2016)

Check out the newest issue of HMH's newsletter: Cognitively Speaking.


For HMH Technical Support help: Email or call 877-346-8337.



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FAQs for Iowa Assessments

FAQs for Iowa Assessments


Which Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) assessments are available in the Christian School Program (CSP)?

Iowa Assessments paper/pencil:Form G:  K – 8*
Form E:  9 – 12

Iowa Assessments Online: Form E:  K – 12

Riverside Interims:Grades  2 – 12

*Schools using Form E for Grades K-8 will need to upgrade to Form G for the CSP program.

What is included in the CSP Scoring Package?

All score results and reports for the CSP Scoring Package are available online in DataManager. Schools can print a variety of reports from this portal. No paper reports are included in the CSP Scoring Package; however, schools can purchase optional paper reports.

Do schools receive Christian school comparisons?

Yes. Schools receive national and CSP comparison scores. ACSI regional comparisons may be requested from ACSI.

Is the Bible Assessment Subtest included in the Iowa Assessments through the CSP?

In 2017–18 the Bible Assessment Subtest will not be available. There are plans to include it in 2018–19.

Are formative assessments available through the HMH/CSP partnership?

Yes. Riverside Interims are online assessments and are available to schools that administer the Iowa Assessments.

Is a cognitive skills assessment available?

Yes. The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) may be administered with Iowa Assessments in grades K – 12. As well, CogAT can be administered as a stand-alone assessment within the CSP.

What are the testing windows?

The spring testing window is April and the fall testing window is September 1 - November 20, 2018.

What does a school need to do to administer Iowa Assessments in the CSP?

A school must be an ACSI member to participate in the program. To order HMH test materials online, go to www.purposefuldesign.com and login with your school's member account as your Username.

A school will also need to complete Online Enrollment for machine scoring. Instructions for this process will be communicated to the school once the materials order has been placed.