Iowa uses the Iowa Assessments in grades 3-8 and 11 as our annual statewide assessment. Results are used to establish academic goals and monitor student achievement.
Click here for more information on Iowa Testing Programs and the Iowa Assessments.
Special education students with a significant cognitive ability meeting the eligibility criteria will participate in Iowa’s Alternate Assessment.
Iowa will be transitioning from Iowa Assessments to Smarter Balanced Assessments in the coming year. The Smarter Balanced Assessments were developed by a consortium of states and are aligned to the Iowa Core.