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Required Standards

The following standards are required for all students by state law.

Universal Constructs

Competencies and habits of mind needed for future successes in careers, college, and citizenry.

Browse by subject

Browse the Iowa CORE Standards by grade and subject.

Essential Elements

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

Recommended Standards

The following standards are recommended.

Parents Guide
to the Iowa CORE
in English & Spanish

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Voice from the Field

“She thought I was capable of doing a lot in math. That’s what really motivated me. She lets me know I can be cool and smart at the same time.” (Middle School Student) When I talk with teachers from across Iowa, I am often asked how they can effectively teach students of color. When I get this question, I trust teachers want to do the very best for their students yet they are experiencing the same kind of achievement disparities in their classrooms that we see across the state and the nation (... Read More