• Assessment Opportunities 

    Optional standardized assessments for home schooled students, either for baseline measures or for the annual assessment, can be taken through the ICCSD or at the area education agency (ISASP). Below you will find information about the FAST screening offered by the Iowa City School District to both dual enrolled students and ICHSAP participants, as well as the ISASP which is available to all home schooled students living in the ICCSD.

    ICHSAP and Dual Enrollment families are asked to designate their interest in assessment participation when they fill out their ICHSAP and Dual Enrollment Form at the beginning of the school year. Interested Families  will be alerted when FAST screening and ISASP sign-ups are available prior to each screening period.

    If you are home schooling and interested in assessments, but your student is not dual enrolling and/or participating in the ICHSAP, please email ICHSAP secretary, Emily Minnie, with questions at minnie.emily@iowacityschools.org

    FAST reading and mathematics universal screening for in grades K-6

    Iowa Code section 279.68 requires all children who are students of the Iowa City Community School District in Kindergarten through grade three to be periodically screened for reading or reading readiness. That law also requires the District to offer additional supports for children who are identified as being “persistently at-risk” in reading.

    K-6 homeschooling students who have turned in a Form A and are living in the Iowa City School District must be offered the opportunity to be screened for reading or reading readiness. This reading screening is optional for ICHSAP students. 

    This 2021-2022 screening periods are listed below, and the ICHSAP will alert interested families of the specific day/time/location screening is available to your student.

    Fall

     August 30 - October 1, 2021

    Winter

     January 3 - February 4, 2022

    Spring

     April 25 - May 27, 2022


    More information on this optional screening may be found here
    Notice of Optional Math and Reading Screening (link available soon).

    Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP)

    The ICHSAP and ICCSD will be administering the online version of the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) for grades 3-11 on

    ISASP (state-wide accountability)

    Reading, Writing,
    Math, Science

    Elementary grades 3-6

    Testing: March 28-April 1, 2022

    Testing and Makeups: April 4-8, 2022

    ISASP (state-wide accountability)

    Reading, Writing,
    Math, Science

    Secondary grades 7-11

    Testing: March 28-April 1, 2022

    Testing and Makeups: April 4-8, 2022

    If you would like your student to take the online assessments through the ICCSD please notify the ICHSAP office by emailing the ICHSAP secretary at minnie.emily@iowacityschools.org.

    If you would like testing at the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), please complete this form Grant Wood AEA Letter and Reply Form (link available soon) and mail on or before October 1 to

    Erikka Vosmek, GWAEA

    4401 Sixth Street SW

    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

    The GWAEA standardized tests will be administered at
    Education Agency, 4401 6th St. S.W. (across from Hawkeye Downs) in Cedar Rapids, IA.

    For further information please contact Grant Wood AEA Consultant Erikka Vosmek at evosmek@gwaea.org

    Baseline or annual assessment options

    Students Required to fulfill a baseline or annual assessment options may view the list here:

    Acceptable Tests for Baseline and Annual Assessment Options (link available soon).