Balanced and Comprehensive Assessment System for K-12
BALANCED AND COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM FOR K-12
A timely and effective method of academic assessment is fundamental to knowing whether students’ learning is progressing to meet state and national standards. The Business Council supports implementing a balanced and comprehensive assessment plan that adequately measures the essential concepts and skill sets embedded within the Iowa Core Curriculum. The assessment program should provide mechanisms to manage and analyze data and communicate with key stakeholders regarding progress in a timely manner. Professional development will be needed to help educators build capacity in appropriate assessment use and analysis.