Iowa Department of Education. Grimes State Office Building, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146. Tel: 515-281-5294; Fax: 515-242-5988; Web site: http://www.iowa.gov/educate/
Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
This 18th "Annual Condition of Education Report" provides a wide range of demographics, statistics, and student achievement data to help Iowans better understand their public educational system. Much of the data in this report demonstrates that that Iowa continues to rate above national averages in areas such as student test scores, teacher quality, and graduation rates. The Iowa Department of Education and its partners continue to work to help Iowa students succeed by providing Teacher Development Academies that offer training in reading strategies for middle school and high school students and programs that help ensure every child can read at or above grade level by the end of third grade. Over the past several years, Iowa has increasingly sharpened its focus on the changing needs of high school students, while continuing to incorporate rigor and relevance in the classroom. Data in this report is envisioned as both a tool to understand and assess Iowa schools, and to plan and implement changes that ensure schools are meeting the ongoing needs of students and the future of the state. (Contains 184 figures and 189 tables.) [For the 2006 report, see ED500342.]
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education