Accountability and Reporting: State Profile

Accountability and Reporting: State Profile - Iowa

May 2018


Accountability Current Plan
Rating System in Current Policy Accreditation
Minimum Factors in Elementary/Middle School Rating Student Achievement
Minimum Factors in High School Rating
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Science Achievement/Growth
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Dropout/Reenrollment Rates
  • Other (See Notes column)
Statute & Regulation Citations I.C.A. § 256.7

Iowa Admin. Code 281-12.8(256)
Other Sources of Current System Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Notes for Current System Other: High school seniors who intend to pursue postsecondary education or training.
Accountability ESSA Plan
Rating in ESSA Plan Index
Indicators & Weights in ESSA Plan for Elementary/Middle School
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress - 10%
  • School Climate/Culture - 5%
  • Student Achievement - 14%
  • Student Growth 47%
  • Test Participation - 10%
  • Other (See Notes column) - 14%
Indicators & Weights in ESSA Plan for High School
  • College and/or Career Readiness - 0%
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress - 10%
  • High School Graduation Rates - 15%
  • School Climate/Culture - 5%
  • Student Achievement - 50%
  • Test Participation - 10%
  • Other (See Notes column) - 10%
ESSA Plan IA ESSA Plan (approved)
Notes for ESSA Plan School Climate/Culture: Iowa Youth Survey measures safety, engagement, and environment.

Other: Average scale scores in reading and math. 

Weights listed are for spring 2018 reporting. For future weights, see p. 59-62.

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