Iowa School Report Cards
Iowa Department of Education released a new online system created to evaluate and rate public schools. The Iowa School Report Card is a rating based on each school's performance over a two-year span.
Reports reflect rankings of exceptional, high-performing, commendable, acceptable, needs improvement or priority based on data from the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.
The following factors are included in the Report Card rating system: Attendance, Staff Retention, Proficiency (in reading and mathematics in annual Iowa Assessment tests), College and Career-Ready Growth, Annual Expected Growth (students making a year of academic growth in a year’s time on reading and mathematics assessments in annual Iowa Assessment tests), Closing Achievement Gap, College and Career Readiness, and Graduation Rate.
Find details on the assessment at the Iowa Department of Education weblink: http://reports.educateiowa.gov/schoolreportcard