The Iowa Core
The vision for the Iowa Core is to ensure the success of each and every student by providing a world class curriculum. The Iowa Core is designed to improve achievement of all students, preparing them for the world of work and lifelong learning. It identifies the essential content and instruction all students must experience.
For more information on the Iowa Core, visit the Iowa Department of Education website.
Iowa Core Enhances Learning for All Students
The Iowa Core is designed to improve the achievement of each and every student; preparing them for the world of work and lifelong learning by providing a world class curriculum. The curriculum identifies the essential content and skills that all students must experience in the content areas of literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and 21st Century Skills.
The Leadership Development Series is designed to create a deep and contextualized understanding of the Iowa Core and provide the support necessary for successfully planning and implementing the Iowa Core in each school district and building. The Leadership Development Series is presented in six sessions or modules for leadership teams identified by each district. The goals and objectives for each session or module are described below.
Full Implementation of the Iowa Core
Full implementation is accomplished when the school or district is able to provide evidence that an ongoing process is in place to ensure that each and every student is learning the Standards of Iowa Core . A school that 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.
Wonder where you are in the work of Iowa Core? To find out see the Mississippi Bend AEA Roll-Out Document.
Iowa Core Team
Nicole Peterson, Lead - 563-344-6487
Kathy Learn, Quality Learning Consultant - 563-344-6583
Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency takes a strong lead in the design and implementation of the Iowa Core in local school districts.