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Social Studies Institute

Social Studies Institute

Registration is under way for the 2019 Best Practices in Social Studies Institute, which will be held in Johnston June 19-20.

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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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March 2019 Iowa Core Blog

Tapping into the individual learner and making strides

The Iowa Core lays groundwork for school districts and teachers to develop curriculum around core standards and work with students to achieve proficiency when meeting those standards.

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Voice from the Field

The Iowa Core lays groundwork for school districts and teachers to develop curriculum around core standards and work with students to achieve proficiency when meeting those standards. A well-designed instructional unit developed around the standards propels teachers to then use their creativity in designing learning opportunities to take students to higher levels. Having served in the heterogeneous classroom for much of my career, I do understand its complexities. Still crystal clear in my mind... 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.

Stephanie Mishler

Stephanie Mishler

Science Teacher, Ottumwa High School
Ottumwa, IA
Susie Lund

Susie Lund

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

Brooke Fischels

Former President of the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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.

Resources to assist parents and community members in understanding Iowa’s academic standards and supporting children in acquiring and applying the knowledge and skills that are required learning for all Iowa’s K-12 students.