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Annual Goals

The Iowa Department of Education requires that school districts establish an annual goal for reading, math and science.

How does the district select annual goals?

Goals are established based on need for improvement as shown on subgroup data from Iowa Assessments. Goals often continue for multiple years.

All PK-12th grade students will achieve at high levels in reading comprehension, prepared for success beyond high school.

All PK-12th grade students will achieve at high levels in mathematics, prepared for success beyond high school.

All PK-12th grade students will achieve at high levels in science, prepared for success beyond high school.

State Requirements

The board, with input from its School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC), shall adopt annual improvement goals based on data from at least one district-wide assessment. The goals shall describe desired annual increase in the curriculum areas of, but not limited to, mathematics, reading, and science achievement for all students, for particular subgroups of students, or both. Annual improvement goals may be set for the early intervention programs as described in subrule 12.5(18), other state indicators, locally determined indicators, locally established student learning goals, other curriculum areas, future student employability, or factors influencing student achievement.

  • Annual improvement goals must be measurable.
  • Annual improvement goals must address improvement of student learning, not maintaining of current levels of achievement.