IOWA Assessments (Iowa Test of Basic Skills)
The Iowa Assessments are standardized tests provided as a service to schools by the College of Education at the University of Iowa. Iowa Assessments™ Exam was released in the 2011-2012 school year and has replaced the Iowa Test of Basic Skills® (ITBS®) and Iowa Test of Educational Development®.
The Iowa Assessments is a group-administered achievement test for grades K-12 which measures a student’s knowledge in subject areas that students have learned in school – reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
The Iowa Assessments are used by school districts to assess a student’s college and career readiness. They are prevalent as a component of determining whether a student will be admitted into a school’s Gifted Program.