National Assessment Survey

Sponsor IA
Vendor Iowa Department of Education
Assessment Name Iowa English Language Development Assessment (I-ELDA)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1087&Itemid=1230
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor IA
Vendor Iowa Department of Education
Assessment Name Iowa Alternate Assessment (IAA)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1087&Itemid=1247
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor IA
Vendor Iowa Department of Education
Assessment Name Iowa Collaborative Assessment Modules (ICAMs)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1087&Itemid=1256
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor IA
Vendor Iowa Department of Education
Assessment Name Iowa Alternate Assessment (IAA)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1087&Itemid=1240
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor IA
Vendor Iowa Department of Education
Assessment Name Iowa Collaborative Assessment Modules (ICAMs)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1087&Itemid=1253
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor IA
Vendor Iowa Department of Education
Assessment Name Iowa Alternate Assessment (IAA)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1087&Itemid=1250
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor IA
Vendor University of Iowa
Assessment Name Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description ELA
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1087&Itemid=1187
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor IA
Vendor University of Iowa
Assessment Name Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1087&Itemid=1193
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor IA
Vendor University of Iowa
Assessment Name Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1087&Itemid=1181
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor IA
Vendor University of Iowa
Assessment Name Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1087&Itemid=1199
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor IA
Vendor University of Iowa
Assessment Name Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Social Studies
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1087&Itemid=1205
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.