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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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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 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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Teacher and student.

DeWitt educators are all for the Iowa Core

Consistent expectations provide a focus for teachers and students in the Central Community School District.

Read More is a searchable repository of resources for Iowa educators. Developed for Iowans, by Iowans, includes classroom resources and materials to help educators implement the Iowa Core.

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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.

Wanda Steuri - Dubuque Community School District

Wanda Steuri

Curriculum Coordinator, Dubuque Community School District
Dubuque, IA
Gary Scholten

Gary Scholten

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Principal Financial Group
Des Moines, IA
Shannon Vesely

Shannon Vesely

School Improvement Leader 7-12, Ottumwa Community School District
Ottumwa, 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.