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The Iowa Assessments Program has you covered!
Student Assessment Program Resource Catalog
Iowa Assessments
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Learn More CogAT
Learn More IowaFlex
Riverside Insights Single Subject Benchmarks
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Riverside Insights Iowa Survey
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Online Testing Through DataManager

Iowa Complete Checklist Preview
CogAT Checklist Preview
IowaFlex Checklist Preview
Admissions Testing Checklist Preview
Step 1: Order Training and Administration
  • Access the order form or quoting tool for the Iowa Assessments Online product(s) the school plans to use. See overview of each assessment option at the links above. For benchmark/admissions testing information, click here.
  • Complete the order form, making sure to order the Riverside Training Academy, and an email will be sent to notifying ACSI of your order.
  • The school will receive a ticket confirmation that the order has been received for processing.
  • After the order has been received, a member of the Student Assessment Team will contact you to get started and provide access to the Riverside Training Academy.
Step 2: Access Riverside Training Academy
After placing your order, you will be invited to log in to ACSI’s Riverside Training Academy Community, where you will see a list of required and recommended training videos.
The Riverside Training Academy Community provides all staff members at your school 24/7 access to all training resources. There are three main components: training classes, community Q & A discussions, and consultations.
  • Training Classes are 20 to 40-minute topic specific classes to prepare you for online testing and reporting. Purchasing the Riverside Training Academy will give you and all staff unlimited access to live and recording training classes.
  • Q & A Discussions are posted in the community to allow you to browse questions and answers related to specific topics.
  • Consultations are offered as needed to answer school-specific questions related to implementation.
Step 3: Online Testing Consultation and DataManager Access (New Schools):
After a school places an order, ACSI will send an invitation to schedule a consultation which will discuss the school’s goals for test administration, review the startup process, and answer questions. After the consultation, the School Test Coordinator will receive an email to establish an account and set up a password for DataManager.
Step 4: Technical Readiness:
School Test Coordinators and technical support personnel must view the full Technical Readiness and Data Setup training in the ACSI Riverside Training Community and complete the verification form before they can move on to data setup.
Schools can use these resources to verify their systems meet DataManager requirements:
Step 5: Data Setup
There are two options for setting up data in DataManager. Watch this video to see an overview of the two options:
  1. Data Files: Schools who will be testing whole grade levels will most likely choose to create and upload Location, Staff/User, and Student Roster files.
  2. Manual Setup: Schools who will be administering placement or entrance testing will most likely choose to set up their Locations, Staff/Users, and Students manually.
Step 6: Proctor Training

All staff who will be administering online testing must view the Proctor Training in Riverside Training Academy. Once all staff have completed this training, the test coordinator must complete the proctor training verification form before the school can administer assessments in DataManager.



If you are unable to schedule your online testing because of school closures, Riverside is allowing schools to administer Iowa Assessments and/or CogAT online remotely, following specific guidelines.
Please fill out the Remote Testing Interest Form if you would like more information about this opportunity.
NOTE: The Iowa Assessments and Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Online are the same as the paper/pencil version.