Iowa Assessments

Dear Parents:

From March 26-30, 2018, all students in grades 3-11 will be taking the Iowa Assessments®. Information about your child’s academic achievement is needed to help them excel and succeed. The Iowa Assessments make this possible by providing detailed information about your child in a variety of important content areas including Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

 The Iowa Assessments help determine how students are performing on the state curriculum as described in the Iowa Core.

 The Iowa Assessments measure student growth and progress from year to year.

 The Iowa Assessments help teachers identify a student’s strengths and identify areas that may need additional emphasis. The assessments produce information that enable sound decision making and provide a focus for teachers to evaluate their instruction.

 The Iowa Assessments provide information about your child’s performance relative to the school, the state of Iowa, and the nation.

Using the results of the assessment, we encourage you to work together with your child’s teacher to identify and address educational needs. The results will help prepare your child for the next step on their educational path.