Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bipartisan bill rejecting the Iowa Department of Education’s choice for a statewide assessment in favor of one developed by the University of Iowa’s Iowa Testing Program.
A bill, HSB 578, making the University of Iowa’s Iowa Testing Programs the vendor who develops and administers Iowa’s statewide student assessment passed the Iowa House Education Committee 21 to 1.
Shane Vander Hart shares five primary concerns he has about the final draft of Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability plan.
After the Iowa State Board of Education had adopted Smarter Balanced, a new law required the Department of Education to issue an RFP for a new assessment.
(Des Moines, IA) State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) introduced SF 2123 which would effectively rollback the Common Core State Standards in Iowa. The bill would focus on graduation requirements and helping student have a graduation plan. It also rollback Iowa’s state academic standards to what the Iowa Core consisted of in 2006 prior to the […]