Iowa - Student Assessments: English Language Arts

Area: 
English Language Arts
Policy Type: 
Rule
Year Adopted: 
2011
Summary: 

State Assessments: Iowa uses the Iowa Assessments for grades 3-8 and 11 as our annual statewide assessment. The following Iowa Testing Programs subtests were originally used by districts for Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and Annual Progress Report (APR) reporting:

Reading Comprehension for Reading (now Reading – given in 2 parts for 3-8 grades and 1 test for grade 11)
Mathematical Concepts and Problem Solving for Mathematics (now called Math – 2 parts for 3-8 grades and 1 test for grade 11)
Analysis of Science Materials for Science (now just called Science)
Beginning in 2011-12, Iowa will use the following Iowa Assessments for Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and Annual Progress Report (APR) reporting:

Reading (2 parts for grades 3-8 and 1 test for grade 11)
Mathematics (2 parts for grades 3-8 and 1 test for grade 11)
Science

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
05/16/2016