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Change happens – for the better

One thing in this world we can be sure about is that change happens. Just looking at the difference between how Great-Grandpa Schmidt farmed compared to today’s precision ag is astounding.

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Getting to the core of the matter

Elementary school creates model to ensure Iowa Core access

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Iowa Core Parent's Guides

Iowa Core Parent Guides/Guía Para Padres

Parent guides, in English and Spanish, provide an overview of what students will learn by the end of each grade level as directed by the Iowa Core, our statewide academic standards.

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Welcome to IowaCore.gov

Welcome to IowaCore.gov

IowaCore.gov is for educators, parents and other stakeholders to better understand, access, and deliver the Iowa Core standards.

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Voice from the Field

One thing in this world we can be sure about is that change happens. Just looking at the difference between how Great-Grandpa Schmidt farmed compared to today’s precision ag is astounding. We still have the harnesses Great-Grandpa Schmidt used to guide horses down the row as they planted a field. I can’t help but compare this with riding in a tractor controlled by a satellite and the only time a farmer has to steer is to turn at the end of the rows. Once the combine is turned, the satellite... Read More

Iowa Core Spotlight

Educators, parents, business people – they support the Iowa Core. Why? Because they understand that the Iowa Core ensures all students are experiencing higher levels of education. Critical-thinking, analysis, and deduction are just some of the skills that students in the 21st century will be expected to have upon graduation.

Becky Thorson, Cedar Rapids CSD

Becky Thorson

K-8 Math Curriculum Facilitator, Cedar Rapids Community School District
Cedar Rapids
Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith

Iowa Business Council
Des Moines
Susie Lund

Susie Lund

Instructional Coach and Alternate Assessment Coordinator, Waterloo Community School District
Waterloo, IA

Browse the Iowa Core Standards by grade and subject.

Iowa Core Essential Elements are for students with significant cognitive disabilities participating in alternate assessments.

Planning, professional learning, and observational tools to assist leaders in supporting implementation of the Iowa Core. Teacher tools to help design instruction that support all students in meeting Iowa Core expectations.