District students have completed their first week of testing and will wrap up spring tests at the end of this week. Feedback from students with the new formatting of the assessments has been encouraging.
The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) is replacing the Iowa Assessments as Iowa’s main state accountability test for all students in the spring of 2019. Notable changes between the ISASP and Iowa Assessments include:
-A Language Arts and Writing assessment
-Science offered only for grades 5, 8, & 10
-Online administration of the ISASP through Pearson Access Next
-The assessments will no longer be timed
The new tests also have features that were not available on former assessments.