Dr. Jon McKenzie, Director of Assessment and Comprehensive Improvement for AEA 267, will serve on a new task force to study Iowa’s assessment needs and recommend a new state test for public and accredited nonpublic schools.
“This task force is a critical part of our state’s work to improve our state assessment system,” said Iowa Department of Education Director, Dr. Brad Buck. “Our students and schools deserve a high-quality state assessment that is aligned to our statewide standards. This is an essential piece of a great education system that prepares students for success in college and career training.”
Buck named a total of 19 Iowans to the task force including Dr. Jane Lindaman, Associate Superintendent for Educational Services at Waterloo Community School District, and Melanie Wirtz, a teacher at Union High School in La Porte City.
The task force will meet for the first time on Tuesday, October 29 at 10 a.m. in the Grimes State Office Building. Meetings are open to the public.