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Transitioning to Smarter Balanced Assessments

A new webpage will help Iowa teachers, leaders, and parents prepare for a transition to new statewide assessments in English language arts and mathematics in 2017-18.

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Jane Schmidt July 2016 Voice from the Field Blog

Iowa Science Standards: New questions, new possibilities

This summer, I went to the statewide overview training on the Iowa Science Standards at our local Area Education Agency. I came away from the training with a new understanding of the role science plays in today’s world and the critical importance it holds in its future.

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New science standards: Learning from educators who have implemented them

New science standards: Learning from educators who have implemented them

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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

This summer, I went to the statewide overview training on the Iowa Science Standards at our local Area Education Agency. I came away from the training with a new understanding of the role science plays in today’s world and the critical importance it holds in its future. Reading and math are the foundational tools we use to understand science, but the Iowa Science Standards provide an avenue for truly understanding our world in the areas of life science, physical science, earth and space science... 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.