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If a child is beyond compulsory attendance age (i.e., attained the age of 16 years by September 15), is an annual assessment required?


No. The annual assessment is required only of students of compulsory attendance age (between ages of 6 and 16 years by September 15). However, the assessment may be done if requested by the parent/guardian for a child beyond compulsory attendance age. If the child is dually enrolled, there is no cost to the parent/guardian for the assessment. Iowa Code section 299A.4; 281 IAC r. 31.8.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 22, 2018 at 9:10pm.