Curriculum & Student Services
Kim Harmon, Director of Curriculum & Student Services
Jessica Donaldson, Curriculum & Student Services Secretary
(319) 372-7252 ext. 1002
What is MTSS?
MTSS is a framework that uses data-based decision-making for continuous improvement to enhance academic and social-emotional-behavioral health outcomes for all learners, in order to prepare them for their future at every step of their educational journey.
Understanding how your child’s brain develops and what you can do to ensure positive growth:
Iowa Core Parent Guide
A great school system begins with a clear and rigorous set of expectations, or standards, that educators help all students reach. In Iowa, those academic standards are known as the Iowa Core. The Iowa Core standards describe what students should know and be able to do from kindergarten through 12th grade in math, science, English language arts and social studies. The Iowa Core also sets learning goals for 21st Century skills in areas such as financial and technological literacy. The Iowa Core is a set of common expectations for school districts across the state. It is not a curriculum, so decisions about how to help students meet learning goals remain in the hands of local schools and teachers. These clear, consistent standards can provide peace of mind to parents, teachers and other stakeholders who want students to have the best education possible. The Iowa Core sets appropriate expectations for all students, regardless of where they live or what school district they attend, and reflects the real-world knowledge and skills students need to graduate from high school prepared for college or to enter the workforce.
The Iowa Core Parent Guides, in English and Spanish, were developed to provide an overview of what students will learn by the end of each grade level as directed by the Iowa Core, our statewide academic standards.