Iowa Assessments - ELA

The Iowa Assessments replaced the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED) in 2011-2012 to align with the Iowa Common Core Standards. The assessment can be administered to students in grades K-12 and can be used for monitoring student growth, making relative comparisons, predicting future performance, and identifying students who may need intervention. The Iowa Assessments measure students' abilities in reading, language, mathematics, social studies, and science.

Content

Sub-Category
Domains
Reading,
Speaking & Listening,
Language
Subdomain

Listening comprehension; Reading comprehension; Vocabulary; Phonics; Phonological Awareness; Fluency

Grades
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
1 hour 40 minutes to ~3 hours
Administration
Computer,
Paper

Access and Use

Contact

800-323-9540

Open Access
No

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
Referencing
Criterion-referenced,
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Dunbar, S., & Welch, C. (2015). Iowa Assessments research and development guide. The University of Iowa. https://itp.education.uiowa.edu/ia/documents/Research-Guide-Form-E-F.pdf

National Comparison
Yes

Psychometric Considerations

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