State and Federal Programs


CogAT is an abilities test that measures students’ learned reasoning and problem-solving abilities in the three areas most linked to success in school - verbal, nonverbal, and quantitative.  West Geauga Local Schools utilize the CogAT test as a universal screener for gifted identification and service. With CogAT testing data, educators can make decisions that elevate a student’s academic experience.

MAP is a computer-adaptive test that measures what students know and informs educators as to what they need to learn next.  Students are tested at three intervals throughout the year (fall, winter, and spring), which allows educators to track student learning and progress through the school year and over the course of multiple years.  West Geauga Local Schools utilize MAP to monitor student growth throughout the school year.


AIR: State tests tell us how our students are performing and growing the knowledge and skills outlined in Ohio’s Learning Standards. 

Students in grades 3-10 will take an assessment in both English Language Arts and Math.  Additionally, students in 4th grade will take an assessment in Social Studies and students in 5th and 8th grade will take an assessment in Science. Students in grades 9-12 will also take state end-of-course exams in the following courses: ELA I, ELA II, Algebra, Geometry, Biology, U.S. History, and Government. 

Student testing schedules are available at the building level. Individual student test results will be disseminated through the building. Results will be sent home upon availability.


Nancy Benincasa - Assistant Superintendent (Curriculum and Instruction/Human Resources)
Phone: (440) 729-6805
Fax: (440) 729-5939
E-mail: [email protected]
Amy Davis - Director of Pupil Personnel
Phone: (440) 729-6804
Fax: (440) 729-5939
Tori Wien - English Language Arts Curriculum Consultant & State and Federal Program Assistant 
Phone: (440) 729-5940
Fax: (440) 729-5939
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