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Articles from May, 2013

Advisory: State Board of Education retreat is June 4-5

Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2013
The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on June 4-5 at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. View a copy of the complete agenda with attachments here.

Iowa’s vocabulary results on NAEP test are released

Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2013
Iowa’s student results on the vocabulary portion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress declined significantly from 2009 to 2011 at the fourth-grade level and were stagnant at the eighth-grade level, according to NAEP results released today. “Today’s NAEP results are troubling for Iowa because voca…

Smarter Balanced practice tests

Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Teachers, parents and students in Iowa and across the country can now access new online practice tests that are aligned to common math and literacy standards adopted by Iowa and 44 other states. The practice tests provide a preview of the types of questions that will be featured on the Smarter Balanced assessments b…

Notice of public comment

Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Iowa Department of Education will request a waiver for the approval of an amendment to Iowa’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 School Improvement Grants Application to extend the waiver previously granted under section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1225(b), to extend the period of avail…

Statement from State Board of Education President Rosie Hussey on Director Glass

Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Rosie Hussey, president of the State Board of Education, issued the following statement about an announcement today that Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass was selected as the next superintendent of Eagle County Schools in Colorado: “Director Glass has fundamentally raised the bar for education leader…

Connecting with the Classroom

Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Pictured here, Iowa Department of Education’s Mary Beth Schroeder Fracek and Des Moines Monroe Elementary School’s instructional coach, Kelly Ruden, discuss student data during a collaboration among teachers. Ruden keeps everyone on task and ensures they are meeting goals. Like teachers and students, dozens …

Outstanding College- and Career-Ready Efforts Recognized

Date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today celebrated a group of Iowans who exemplify or have advanced the goal of getting all students to graduate from high school ready for success in college and the workplace.  View photos from the event.  The Iowa College and Career Readiness honorees w…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, May 9

Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 9, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 11 a.m. See the complete agenda with attachments here.

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, May 10

Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular business meeting will take place on Thursday, May 10, in the second-floor State Board Room of the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. The business meeting starts at 10 a.m. Thursday’s meeting agenda is as follows. A copy of the complete a…

Leave the slide on the playground!

Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Did you know students can back slide in their reading abilities by a full month during the summer break? Even worse: A student can lose 2.6 months in math skills in the same time period! Avoid the summer slide by joining the Council of Chief State Schools Officers’ summer reading and math challenges. Find a…

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