Iowa Core & Grades

Grades will reflect the standards in the Iowa Core (or equivalent standards). The Iowa Core, mandated by Iowa Code, provides clear and rigorous expectations or standards. Some courses such as Advanced Placement courses or DMACC courses also provide rigorous expectations with course competencies or objectives. Systems that are aligned – curriculum, teaching, and assessment – will yield greater success for students.

Parent/Guardian Guides for the Iowa Core

A guide was developed for each grade level kindergarten through grade 8 and one for high school students. Guides include a brief overview of what will be learned in each subject area of the Iowa Core, examples of what your student’s work at school may look like, and and examples of how you can help your student at home.

View Iowa Core Guides