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Your Child’s Iowa Assessment Results Coming Soon

vsw-studyingThis fall, WDMCS students took the Iowa Assessments, formerly known by their acronyms as the “ITBS” or “ITEDS.” You will receive information on your student’s performance in the next couple of weeks. Principals will notify you specifically when and how the results will be provided to you.

What do I need to look at on the reports to determine how my child did on the tests?

  • The reports provides a lot of good information about your child’s progress. Here are just a few key items to look at:
  • The Profile Narrative, where you will find your child’s scores.
  • The Notes box, which is under the Profile Narrative. This will provide the range of proficiency in the areas of reading, mathematics, and science.

Traditionally we have focused our attention on the National Percentile Ranking (NPR) score. With the Iowa Assessments, we will begin to focus on the National Standard Score (NSS). This is because the National Standard Score gives us a clearer picture of your child’s growth. We are also providing information on National Grade Equivalency (NGE), which describes academic performance in terms of grade level and month.

There is a lot more information on the report I received and I have more questions. Whom do I contact?

Please remember, the Iowa Assessments are just one tool to use in determining how your child is performing academically. Talk with your child’s teacher or teachers to gather a broader view of how your child is doing in school.