The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) will replace the Iowa Assessments as
Iowa’s state accountability test for students in grades 3-11 in the Davenport Community School District starting this year.
Some of the key differences between the ISASP and the Iowa Assessments include:
● There will be a new test: Language Arts and Writing. This new test is in addition to Reading,
Math and Science.
● Only grades 5, 8 and 10 will be tested in Science.
● The test will be administered online.
● The ISASP will not be a timed test.
● During this first administration, results will not be available until early fall 2019.
The ISASP will take place at Garfield from May 7 – 10 at 8:00 am- 10:00 am (Thursday, May 9th until 10:30 am) for grades 3-5 each morning. On Friday, May 10, only the 5th Grade will be testing on Science. This year, students will complete the exam on their chrome books. Students who have unfinished tests will be allowed to complete the tests in a separate location immediately following the classroom testing window. It will be critical for your children to be in attendance and on time on those days as students will not be allowed to enter classrooms after the test has started and will be required to make it up at another time.
Let’s shoot for 100% attendance right away!
Here are some helpful tips to ensure your child does his/her best:
Test Tips for Parents
- Put The Test In Perspective – Tell your student the test is just one of many ways the school evaluates student progress.
- Reassure Your Student – Pre-test jitters are normal.
- Tell Your Child What To Expect – Explain even though some questions will be difficult and they won’t know all the answers, it’s important not to leave an answer blank. It’s better to select your most informed/best answer rather than leave a question blank.
- Give Them A Head Start – Help your student start test day well-rested and with a healthy breakfast. Dressing in layers is a good idea since room temperatures can vary.
- A Positive Attitude Is Contagious – Let your student know you believe they will do their best. Keep the morning before the test as stress-free as possible. Help them get to school on time.
Be sure your child is at school every day and on time. Go Gators!!