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The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) are assessments developed by Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa for the state of Iowa. The assessments are aligned with the Iowa Core standards and provide a clear and accurate assessment of student learning outcomes. Student growth, proficiency and readiness indicators will be reported.

For frequently asked questions, see the FAQs on the Bulletins page.

The new assessments will be administered between March 15 and May 28, 2021 and will be available in online and paper formats. The grade levels, tests, and recommended administration times are provided below:

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ISASP will be delivered and supported by Iowa-based Pearson, ensuring local support in the implementation process and rapid-response to questions. State appropriations will help defray the cost of the ISASP to Iowa schools.

DEVELOPMENT ISASP was developed in collaboration with Iowa educators and students. As part of the development process, Iowa Testing Programs (ITP) contracted with Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) to conduct an external and independent alignment study. The goal of this study was to confirm that the assessment appropriately assesses the breadth and depth of the Iowa Core. As a part of this process, HumRRO conducted workshops where 40 Iowa educators were trained to perform the alignment tasks.

TRAINING Pearson will provide materials and support for district officials and will conduct training programs for school administrators to manage the online test taking process. We are working closely with teachers and administrators to ensure a smooth rollout of the new assessment. A timeline for the technology readiness is available on the Technology Setup page.

ITP, the Iowa Department of Education, and Pearson look forward to working with the public and private schools of Iowa to provide an assessment program that is responsive to the many needs of educators, parents, and the public for assessment information that is relevant and actionable. For more information, please see Overview of the Assessment bulletin.


PearsonAccessnext serves as the entry point to all Pearson services used by school districts participating in the ISASP for test administration and reporting.

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Technology Setup

Use the information and tools to prepare your technology and confirm technical readiness to use TestNav, an engaging and interactive testing experience for today's students, who learn and play in a digital environment.

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Manuals & Training

Manuals are used to assist in planning, administering, and completing the ISASP; they contain administration procedures, policies, and scripts.
Training resources are available and can be used to supplement information found in the Test Coordinator Manual and the Test Administrator Manual.

Test Preparation

Tutorials and Practice tests, allow students and educators to gain familiarity with the Computer-Based Assessments, and testing platform, including navigation and tools for online testing.

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Reporting Resources

Access reporting resources for more information about Individual Student Reports and other reports.

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News and updates for ISASP.

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Assistance is available via webform or phone.

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