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Legislative Update

This page provides regular updates during the Iowa legislative session on bills related to education in Iowa. Information about new bills, including names, numbers, content, sponsors and status in the legislative process are provided. Click here to see current legislation.

 

Legislative Briefings

The following Legislative Briefings provide information on recently passed legislation. In addition, the some briefings address other education topics of current interest.

2013

2013 Iowa Core Legislative Briefing

Building World-Class Schools for Iowa: A Legislative Brief

State-Funded Preschool Report: Analyses of Third-Grade ITBS Results of Children Enrolled in Iowa’s 2007-08 Statewide Voluntary Preschool Programs

2012

NCLB Waiver Request (2012)

Branstad-Reynolds Administration Recommendations for World-Class Schools

 

Guidance & Updates on Legislation

Official guidance or update letters from the DE regarding education legislation. Each guidance or update letter provides further detail about requirements of specific state or federal legislation.

2014

2014-04-01 Instructional Hours vs. Days Guidance

2013

2013-12-20 Special Education Costs

2013-12-12 Early Literacy

2013-12-03 Guidance on Independent Accreditation

2013-07-15 Guidance on the Iowa Teacher Leadership and Compensation System

2013-07-08 Letter to the Field - 2013 Legislative Session - Statute Changes Affecting Schools

2013-05-06 Compulsory Attendance for 5-year-old Students

2013-01-25 Extended Guidance on Practitioner Collaboration and Peer Review

2012

2012-12-21 Letter to the Field - Content Assessment for Teachers of Japanese Language

2012-10-03 Letter to the Field - Change in 5-12 History Content Exam

2012-09-20 Letter to the Field - Short Term Exemption for Pedagogy Assessment

2012-09-18 Letter to the Field - Practitioner Preparation Program Assessments 

2012-07-12 Letter to the Field - 2012 Legislative Session - Statutory Changes Affecting Schools

2011

2011-08-16 Letter to the Field - 2011 Legislative Session - Statute changes affecting schools

2010

2010-05-14 Letter to the Field - 2010 Legislative Changes

2009

2009-07-01 Letter to Field - 2009 Legislative Changes

2008

2008-09-30 Update on No Child Left Behind Requirements

2008-09-25 Guidance on House File 2679 - Senior Year Plus

2008-09-25 Additional Guidance on Iowa Core Curriculum Funds

2008-09-12 Guidance on Senate File 2216 - 8th Grade Plan

2008-09-12 Guidance on Senate File 2425 - Healthy Kids Act

2008-08-23 Guidance on House File 2679 - Teacher Quality

2008-06-04 Letter to the Field - 2008 Legislative action (Community College)

2008-05-27 Letter to the Field - 2008 Legislative action (PK-12)

2007

2007-09-25 Update on No Child Left Behind Requirements

2007-09-25 Guidance on Senate File 227 - Student Achievement & Teacher Quality

2007-05-18 Letter to the Field - 2007 Legislative Session

2006

2006-06-05 Letter to the Field - 2006 Legislative Session

 

Legislative Directed Studies

This section includes Iowa Department of Education reports required by Iowa Code and other education reports of interest.

2014

Child Development Coordinating Council Shared Visions Annual Report

Competency-based Education Pilot and Demonstration Projects

Early ACCESS Governor's Report

Education Association Reporting

Iowa Autism Council 2014 Priorities

Iowa Core Annual Report

Iowa Early Intervention Block Grant Program (Class Size) Report

Iowa Reading Research Center Report

Kindergarten Literacy Assessment Preliminary Report

Modified Allowable Growth for Dropout Prevention Annual Report

Online Curriculum Study Uniform Transfer of Academic Credit

Online Learning Survey Report 

SAVE/SILO Annual Report

School District Reporting Requirements

Secondary Career and Technical Education Task Force: Interim Progress Report

2013

Charter and Innovation Zone Schools in Iowa Annual Report (2013)

Commission on Educator Leadership and Compensation Annual Report (2013)

Compact for Education Report (2013)

Competency-based Education Task Force Report (December 2013)

Competency-based Education Task Force Preliminary Report (June 2013)

Disaster Waiver Report (December 2013)

Disaster Waiver Report (January 2013)

Early ACCESS Governor's Report (2013)

Education Association Reporting

Education Compact Legislative Report - 2012 Activity (2013)

ICN Report Assumptions and Comments 2012-2013 (2013)

Iowa Core Annual Report (2013)

Iowa Early Intervention Block Grant Program (Class Size) (2013)

Iowa Extended Learning Time Pilot Project Model Report (2013)

Iowa Reading Research Center Report (2013)

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Legislative Report (December 2013)

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Legislative Report (January 2013)

Iowa's Research and Development Center for Education Innovation Report (2013)

Kindergarten Literacy Assessment Preliminary Report (2013)

Maintenance Infrastructure Funding Report (2013)

Modified Allowable Growth for Dropout Prevention (2013)

Overcoming the Achievement Divide: Key Challenges and Solutions for Iowa Schools 2013

Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Report (2013)

Report on Online Schools and Recommendations (2013)

SAVE/SILO Annual Report (2013)

Statewide Voluntary Preschool Programs for Four-Year-Old Children 2012-2013 Legislative Update (2013)

Student Achievement, Accountability and Professional Development Annual Report (2013)

Suicide Prevention and Trauma-Informed Care Task Force Report (2013)

The Annual Condition of Education Report: 2013

The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges 2013

2012

Administrator Evaluation Task Force Final Report

Charter and Innovation Zone Schools in Iowa Annual Report (December 2012)

Child Development Coordinating Council Shared Visions Annual Report (2012)

Early ACCESS Governors Report (2012)

Early Childhood Assessment Task Force Final Report

Education Association Reporting

Instructional Time Task Force Final Report

Iowa Autism Council 2013 Priorities (December 2012)

Iowa Core Annual Report (2012)

Iowa Early Intervention Block Grant Program (Class Size) 2011-2012

ICN Report Assumptions and Comments 2011-2012

Kindergarten Literacy Assessment Preliminary Report (2012)

Modified Allowable Growth for Dropout Prevention Annual Report (2012)

SAVE/SILO Annual Report (2012)

Special Education Federal Reports (December 2012)

Special Education Federal Reports (July 2012)

Statewide Research and Development Report (2012)

Student Achievement, Accountability and Professional Development Annual Report (2012)

Task Force on Early Childhood Assessment Final Report (2012)

Teacher Leadership and Compensation Task Force Final Report

Teaching Standards and Teacher Evaluation Task Force Final Report

The Annual Condition of Education Report (2012)

 The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges (2012)

2011

Charter and Innovation Zone Schools in Iowa Annual Report (December 2011)

Charter and Innovation Zone Schools in Iowa Annual Report (January 2011)

Community College Additional Data Report (2011)

Community College Efficiency Initiatives and Funding Reduction Report (2011)

Early ACCESS Governors Report FY2010-2011

Iowa Area Education Agency Task Force Final Report (2011)

Iowa Autism Council 2011 Priorities

Iowa Community Colleges Tuition Assistance for Individuals Serving Individuals with Disabilities

Iowa Core Annual Report (2011)

Iowa Early Intervention Block Grant Program (Class Size) 2010-2011

ICN Report Assumptions and Comments 2010-2011

Kindergarten Literacy Assessment Report (2011)

Modified Allowable Growth for Dropout Prevention Annual Report (2011)

National Security Education Program (2011)

Regent's Racial and Ethnic Minority Teacher Recruitment Study (2011)

Special Education Federal Reports (December 2011)

Student Achievement, Accountability and Professional Development Annual Report (2011)

School Business Officials Report to the State Board of Education and the Board of Educational Examiners (2011)

2010

Community College Accreditation and Accountability (2010)

Community College Additional Data Report (2010)

Community College Faculty Instructional Load/Overload Issue and 2010 Legislation (2010)

Community College Fall Enrollment Report 2010 (2010)

Compulsory Age Attendance Report (2010)

Disaster Waivers Report (2010)

Iowa Autism Council Recommendations (2010)

Iowa Core Curriculum Annual Report (2010)

Iowa Early Intervention Block Grant (Class Size) (2010)

Iowa Library Services Reorganization Report (2010)

Iowa's Pay-for-Performance and Career-Ladder Pilot Program: External Evaluation Final Report (2010)

ICN Report Assumptions and Comments 2009-2010

Kindergarten Literacy Assessment Report (2010)

Modified Allowable Growth for Dropout Prevention Annual Report (2010)

Research and Development School Infrastructure Funding Study Report (2010)

Statewide Research & Development School Report (2010)

Student Achievement, Accountability and Professional Development Annual Report (2010)

Update on the Articulation Efforts and Activities Implemented by the Community Colleges and the Institutions of Higher Education Governed by the Board of Regents (2010)

2009

Charter Schools in Iowa (December 2009)

Charter Schools in Iowa (January 2009)

Community College Joint Enrollment Report (2009)

Condition of Community Colleges (2009)

Iowa Learning Technology Commission (2009)

The Annual Condition of Education Report (2009)

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