Iowa Assessment/CogAT Online Testing


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Link to Riverside Insights Iowa Assessment Order Forms

Online Testing Through DataManager

DataManager Access 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 Online Assessment Products on page 4 of the Test Coordinator Manual).
  • Complete the order form, and an email will be sent to notifying ACSI of your order. Be sure to order the Riverside Training Academy Training.
  • The school will receive a ticket confirmation that the order has been received.
  • After the order has been received, a member of the Student Assessment Team will contact you to get started.
Step 2: Access Riverside Training Academy

Riverside Insights and ACSI are pleased to announce the new training offering for online testing for the 2020-2021 school year. The Riverside Training Academy Community has three main components: training classes, community Q & A discussions, and consultations.

  • Training Classes are 30-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.

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.

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:

Schools 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

Schools must view the Proctor Training 101 (and/or 102) in Riverside Training Academy and complete the proctor training verification form before they may administer assessments in DataManager.



If you are unable to schedule your online testing because of school closures, Riverside is temporarily 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.