Teaching and Learning Departments

Farmingdale Assessment Program K-12

  • CogATS Information for Second Grade Parents 
    Cognitive Abilities Test
    • Appraises general abstract reasoning abilities
    • Appraises capacity to apply abilities to Verbal, Quantitative & Non Verbal tasks 
    The CogAT measures three different cognitive abilities:
    • The verbal section measures a child’s ability to remember and transform sequences of English words, to understand them and to make inferences and judgments about them.
    • The quantitative section measures a child’s understanding of basic quantitative concepts and relationships.
    • The non-verbal section measures reasoning using pictures and geometric shapes.This section reduces the impact of language on the student’s score.
    • The composite score is a total score for all three batteries.
    Age Scores
    The test uses age norms (national) and grade norms (national) to calculate scores and compare students of the same age or grade. grouped by age in one-month intervals.
    A percentile rank indicates the percentage of students in the same age group whose scores fall below the score obtained by a particular student. For example, if your student obtains a percentile rank of 60, it means that 60 percent of students in the standardized sample scored below your student. A percentile rank of 50 is considered average 
    2016-17 District Assessment Plan

    The Farmingdale School District uses a variety of assessment measures to evaluate to analyze the progress of individual students as well as the effectiveness of instruction. Some of the assessments we administer are mandated by state or federal law, while others are programs that have been instituted by the District to maximize the effectiveness of our overall academic programs.
    There are several changes for the 2016-17 school year:
    We will no longer administer the NWEA - Measure of Academic Progress 
    Grades 6-12  Quarterly assessments will be administered in the CORE academic subjects only - English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
    K-5 AIMSweb assessments will be used solely as a screening tool for Response to Intervention. 

Assistant Superintendent

  • Joan F. Ripley Ed.D. 

    Dr. Ripley