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Iowa Testing Programs provides sound, accurate and actionable information for a variety of purposes and audiences including:
  • Measuring student achievement
  • Monitoring student growth
  • Making relative comparisons
  • Informing decisions about students
  • Meeting state and federal requirements

Assessments designed and developed by Iowa Testing Programs are informed by empirical research studies conducted both nationally and in the state of Iowa.


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Content validity evidence remains the most fundamental consideration in developing the Iowa Assessments. This evidence allows Iowa schools the opportunity to test according to their own schedules throughout the year. More information about content validity can be found here.

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The Iowa Assessments allow educators to track student performance towards readiness. Readiness thresholds for middle and high school students can be found here.

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The Iowa Assessments provide detailed information for the evaluation and interpretation of student achievement. Online Tools provides immediate access to the most up-to-date test results. If you need assistance in accessing Online Tools, please contact Iowa Testing Programs at

This website is designed primarily to inform Iowa educators about the Iowa Statewide Testing Program. For information about using the Iowa Tests in all other states, contact our publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.