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Elementary school creates model to ensure Iowa Core access

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science students in lab

Plan maps out science standards implementation in Iowa

Iowa’s new science standards will be put in place over the course of the next three years, with full implementation by 2019.

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Videos from the Iowa Science Standards Kick Off!

Videos from the Iowa Science Standards Kick Off!

If you couldn't attend the Iowa Science Standards Kick Off, we’re bringing it to you – in the form of videos. Presentations are available for most of the videos by clicking on the "Download Attachments" button at the bottom of the description for each video.

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New Science Standards Adopted

State Board of Education adopts new science standards

Members of the State Board of Education adopted new state standards for what Iowa students should know and be able to do in science from kindergarten through 12th grade.

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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

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

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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.