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Iowa Assessments

Grade Equivalent
September 2016

 

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Reading

4.0

5.5

6.0

6.7

8.4

8.4

ELA

3.7

5.4

6.3

7.3

8.7

10.1

Math

3.6

4.6

5.5

5.9

7.5

9.0

Social Studies

3.4

5.4

6.8

6.9

9.3

10.7

Science

3.7

5.9

6.6

7.3

8.4

9.4



Benefits of Iowa Assessments 
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Identify strengths and weaknesses - Make relative comparisons by content area of student performance for both groups and individuals. 

Inform instruction - Make student-centric decisions about personalized instruction. 

Monitor growth - Measure change in student performance over time, both at the group and individual level, with a valid and reliable scale. 

Determine college readiness - Compare student achievement levels to established benchmarks, tracking academic preparedness. 

Measure mastery of core standards - Determine the degree to which students have mastered core learning standards, such as Common Core State Standards. 

Implement Response to Intervention (RTI) - Identify students who may benefit from intensive, systematic learning interventions. 

Inform placement decisions - Place students into appropriate groups, levels, and programs. 

Make comparisons - Compare student performance to that of local and national groups according to research-based evidence. 

Evaluate programs - Guide administrative evaluation of the effectiveness of instructional programs, professional development, and curriculum. 

Predict future performance - Apply current assessment results to project student performance on future assessments and adjust programs accordingly. 

Support accountability - 
Provide reliable and valid data to support district and state reporting requirements.