The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is one of the standardized assessments administered to students in ISD 832. As with all district testing, this assessment is used to gather quantitative data as part of an overall student profile, and used to best match student needs to the appropriate level of support services. 

The CogAT assessment testing window this year will be from March 22, 2021 to April 2, 2021. For the 2020/2021 Academic Year, the CogAT will be administered to all third grade students at OHA.

Fourth and Fifth Grade students who are new to ISD 832 this year will also have the opportunity to take the CogAT assessment.

CogAT assessments will also include students participating in the full time distance learning model this year (all third graders and fourth/fifth graders new to Mahtomedi Public Schools). All testing will take place in-person, onsite at OHA Elementary.

More detailed information about the CogAT assessments will be available by the end of February 2021, including specific testing days/times for in person and distance learners. 


This website link offers information geared primarily for teachers, but their blog has information parents will find useful as well.  Click HERE for the link.

MCAs (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments)

This state-mandated test is given every spring to all MN students starting in 3rd grade and tests Math and Reading ability.  In 5th grade, a Science portion is added.  For more information on MCAs, click HERE.

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The mission of the Mahtomedi School District, the unified community of courageous hearts and curious minds dedicated to inspiring personal excellence, is to ensure that each student is a bold agent of learning who successfully pursues their passions while advancing the greater good, through a vital system distinguished by:

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  • an inclusive learning community
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  • teaching and learning that imparts a global view
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