Iowa - Graduation Requirements: English Language Arts

Area: 
English Language Arts
Policy Type: 
Statute
Year Adopted: 
2014
Summary: 

Iowa requires 4 credits of English Language Arts to graduate, but the curriculum encompasses 6 credits.

Body: 

English-language arts instruction shall include the following communication processes: speaking; listening; reading; writing; viewing; and visual expression and nonverbal communication. Instruction shall incorporate language learning and creative, logical, and critical thinking. The program shall encompass communication processes and skills; written composition; speech; debate; American, English, and world literature; creative dramatics; and journalism.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/16/2016