Intersect Working Papers
Provides Iowa-specific research on education issues published by the Iowa Department of Education.
This report provides information on the requirements regarding the release of data.
Relationship Between the Pattern of Mathematics and Science Courses Taken and Test Scores on ITED of
This Iowa Department of Education study show students who took at least one higher-level mathematics course or science course perform better on statewide tests than their peers who did not.
The Iowa Department of Education study attempts to answer the question, “Is there a difference in the gaps in the achievement for student with different socio-economic levels between schools classified as central city, urban fringe, and rural?”
This study summarizes Iowa’s use of an approved growth model as part of the decision process for determining Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Results for two years (2006-2007 and 2007-2008) are presented, along with the effects of using the growth calculations on AYP decisions for districts and schools.
Iowa’s growth model acknowledges the hard work teachers invest in meeting the learning needs of non-proficient students. This study looks at Iowa’s use of an approved growth model for determining Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).