Message to Parents about Iowa Assessments 100115

Message to Parents about Iowa Assessments
This year, Seminole County students in Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grade will be administered
the Iowa Assessments, Form E/F, in the fall and in the spring. This battery of subtests measures student
skills in several important content areas, including Vocabulary, Word Analysis, Reading, Listening,
Language, Mathematics, Computation, and Science. The subtests that your student will take depend on
his or her grade level.
Seminole County Public Schools is dedicated to ensuring that students receive rigorous high quality
instruction that results in the academic growth of each student. The results of the Iowa Assessments
will provide a measure of each student’s strengths and areas of growth. Teachers will utilize this data to
guide instructional decisions that best support students’ learning. Additionally, Iowa Assessment results
will show parents how their student is performing in comparison to other students at the same grade
level nationally.
The fall administration will take place within the regular classroom or test accommodation setting from
Tuesday, October 20 through Wednesday, October 28.
Parents will be provided score reports about four weeks after tests are completed. These scores will
indicate how your student performed on the test compared with students across the nation in the same
An informational letter and Frequently Asked Questions document containing more information about
the Iowa Assessments will be provided to your student prior to testing. If you have additional questions
after reading these documents, please contact Jeff, Fose, test coordinator.