Iowa Students Receive New Standardized Test. It’s Fully Electronic And Has No Time Limit!

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As you may know, spring 2019, New York United Teachers Union calls for changes to student state testing. At the same time, fresh changes for Iowa students were announced and here is what the Typical Student team will talk about in this post.


Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress





Today, all students who live across eastern Iowa are getting ready for a new form of testing. It still will be standardized but officials promise to make it fully electronic. In 2019, the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) decided to replace the former Iowa Assessments.


The Main Changes





There will be many changes and all of them were performed in order to create a better and more comfortable way to test students. And what are the changes? Some of them include such things as:


  • a written assessment,
  • a variety of choices for answering questions,
  • a science section for grades 5, 8, and 10.


What’s even more important, there will be no official time limit! Here is what Dr. Diane Schumacher, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Iowa City Community School District, said:


"Things like drag and drop, putting things in order, shading in parts of fractions, all those things we're able to do online that we couldn't go through a multiple choice assessment. We use the results in a variety of ways, not only to help programs specifically for each student but also to give us some information about our entire district."

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