Research shows that high expectations are a critical ingredient in improving student performance and ensuring student success beyond high school. The Iowa Core provides a guide to delivering challenging and meaningful content to students that prepares them for the world of work and lifelong learning. The Iowa Core identifies essential concepts and skills for kindergarten through 12th grade in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and 21st century skills. Also included is direction for teachers regarding effective instruction and assessment of aligned curriculum. It takes learning to a deeper level by moving students beyond superficial knowledge to deep conceptual and procedural knowledge. It also enhances student engagement by emphasizing interesting, robust, and relevant learning experiences.
If school districts implement the Iowa Core with integrity, then the likelihood that each and every student will become a lifelong learner, productive adult, and engaged citizen is increased.
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