Standards and Objectives

"What do we want students to learn?"           Rick DuFour


Teaching the Iowa Core

The district meets the standard of the Iowa Core (formerly known as the Iowa Core Curriculum and the Model Core Curriculum) that provides academic expectations for all Iowa’s K-12 students.  It does so by helping teachers take learning to a deeper level by focusing on a well-researched set of standards in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and 21st-century learning (civic literacy, financial literacy, technology literacy, health literacy, and employability skills). The Iowa Core is not course-based, but rather is a student-based approach that supports high expectations for all students. National standards are used in courses that do not have Iowa Core standards, such as physical education, career & technical education, and music.


The Vision of the Iowa Core

The vision for the Iowa Core is to ensure the success of each and every student by providing a world-class curriculum. The Iowa Core is designed to improve the achievement of all students, preparing them for the world of work and lifelong learning. It identifies the essential content and instruction of critical content areas that all students must experience.

Click on the link below for a parent guide to your student's learning at each grade level from the Department of Education.