Differentiated Accountability (DA) System
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What is Differentiated Accountability?
Differentiated Accountability (DA) is Iowa’s accountability model designed to provide support for public districts, accredited nonpublic schools, and Area Education Agencies (AEAs) when and where they need it most. The DA model is built to support compliance with state and federal law as well as build capacity in five conceptual areas essential to continuous improvement in education: Assessment and Data-Based Decision-Making, Universal Instruction, Intervention System, Leadership, and Infrastructure. More information on continuous improvement and compliance can be found on this page.
None scheduled at this time.
Differentiated Accountability Regional Training Google Site - Find the most recent protocols and facilitation guides for continuous improvement, including Assessment System, Universal Instruction, and Intervention System. Other resources from regional trainings and visits are also be housed here.
Universal Tier Tools: At this google site, please find the most recent version of the Universal Instruction Facilitation Guide version 3.0. This google site includes electronic resources to engage in work around universal instruction, as well as supporting tools and activities, such as the healthy indicator protocols. Note: This link does not work in the Chrome browser for state employees with iowa.gov addresses.
Universal Desk Audit
All AEAs, districts, preschool programs, and nonpublic schools will submit initial universal desk audit information for compliance with state and federal legal requirements. If needed, further compliance review through more detailed desk audit, remote interview, or on-site will be conducted at a targeted or intensive level.
AEA, Preschool, and K-12 desk audit information will be submitted through Consolidated Accountability and Support Application (CASA) which is available through the education portal. Desk audits open on September 15th and close on December 15th.
AEA Desk Audit:
2017-2018 AEA Desk Audit
K-12 Desk Audit:
2017-2018 Desk Audit - Public and Nonpublic
Preschool Desk Audit:
2017-2018 Preschool Desk Audit, Part One (required for all school districts)
Test Administration Assurances:
Desk Audit Contacts
K-12 and AEA