We’re just getting started with school reform in Iowa
The education reform bill that recently passed the Iowa Legislature is an important victory for Iowa’s children and a step in the right direction toward regaining our leadership role in education.
Reaching Higher Iowa got engaged early on in the conversation, and the final bill reflects our recommendation to change the way Iowa does student assessments by moving to a model that calculates each child’s annual academic growth each school year. This is the basic metric of determining how well we are educating our children, and until now it’s been missing.
It cannot be overstated how much this matters. In states that have shown significant improvement in student achievement, a common thread has been measuring each child’s annual academic growth.
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