What does “full implementation” of the Iowa Core actually mean?
Full implementation is accomplished when the school is able to provide evidence that an ongoing process is in place to ensure that each and every student is learning the standards and/or essential concepts and skills in the Iowa Core. A school who has fully implemented the Iowa Core is engaged in an ongoing process of data gathering and analysis, decision making, identifying actions and assessing impact around alignment and professional development focused on content, instruction and assessment. The school is fully engaged in a continuous improvement process that specifically targets improved student learning and performance. Different Accountability DA System
For further conversation on the alignment process, please contact the Regional Administrator assigned to your district.
For more information on the actual Iowa Core Standards, educational resources, instructional resources, implementation resources, assessment resources, the Iowa Core Parent Guides, and resources for families from the Iowa Reading Research Center (IRRC), please click on the link below.