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State Web Tool Available: Iowa School Report Cards

The web-based tool, Iowa School Report Card, is now available from the Iowa Department of Education that provides a snapshot of how public schools and districts are performing in eight areas. This website enables users to look up this information for any Iowa public school or district, including ours.

 

The website was developed by the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) as a response to the 2013 education reform law.  The IDOE is required to evaluate and rank schools based on their performance in eight measures and to post this information on its website.  The Iowa School Report Card groups schools into one of six overall ratings: Exceptional, High-Performing, Commendable, Acceptable, Needs Improvement, and Priority. The overall ratings are based on each school’s performance over a two-year span on up to eight required measures: student proficiency rates, student growth toward college and career readiness, annual expected growth, closing the achievement gap, college and career readiness, graduation rate, attendance, and staff retention. These evaluations are information only, so there are no consequences or rewards for the rating.

A snapshot of our district and individual buildings can be found here:

It is important to note that the Iowa School Report Card system is based on limited data. Labels and ratings do not tell the whole story.  Instead, it represents the performance of each public school and district on eight measures required by law.

 

If you have any questions regarding the Iowa School Report Cards, please contact your building administrator or Anne Lundquist, Chief Academic Officer,  515-289-8982.