Last spring, students in grades 3-11 took a new statewide assessment called the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP). The ISASP replaced the former Iowa Assessment. It is a once a year summative assessment that measures student learning of the Iowa Core standards in English Language Arts, Math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10, Science. At Ballard, we use the ISASP as one piece of information regarding district-wide student achievement, but it is certainly not the only source of information we analyze to determine the effectiveness of our teaching and learning system.
Districts are receiving student ISASP scores during the second week of November. We will send the results home during the week of November 11th, including information on how to interpret the ISASP information.