IowaFlex

IowaFlex

An online benchmark testing experience tailored to each student’s ability level.

IowaFlex® connects the high measurement standards of The Iowa Assessments™ to the flexibility of an adaptive testing experience.

Key Features:

  • K-8 Reading and Math online benchmark assessment
  • Administered in a single class period
  • Data immediately available upon testing, in just 3 clicks
  • Measures student growth on standards, each administration and over time
  • Select math domains to assess according to your pacing guide

This new assessment -- from the same trusted Iowa Assessments team -- offers a contemporary, adaptive format that delivers flexible measures of reading and math achievement to inform classroom instruction and measure student progress toward end-of-year mastery of core content.

IowaFlex can also be administered as a stand-alone, single subject test. Flexible administration allows schools and districts to track growth and proficiency throughout the school year.


Flexibility for Educators

Test as you teach

Select specific math domains to assess for each grade based on your school’s pacing guide. Save what’s being taught later in the school year for assessment at a later date.

Schedule and test with minimal classroom disruption

Reading and Math tests take just 45 minutes to complete and can be scheduled 1-3 times annually based on the needs of your measurement program.

Interact with all new analytics displays

Each display of data is tailored to the specific needs of a district administrator, school administrator, teacher, student, or family member. Drill down, disaggregate, filter, compare, isolate groups, and more.

            Flexibility for Students

Your students demonstrate achievement as you teach...

... providing fair and unbiased opportunity to show mastery of the core concepts taught.

Tailored testing for your students

Adaptive testing delivers a custom test matched to each of your students’ unique achievement levels.

Plan, teach, assess, adjust

Actionable data and minimal time out of the classroom due to short testing times benefit all students.


Superior Item Quality

IowaFlex assessment items are developed at the
University of Iowa and reflect the highest standards of quality.


Scoring and Reporting

Experience analytics displays built specifically for different educators and families. All reports are
built to the requirements laid out in W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Analytics for District Administrators,
School Administrators, and Data Teams

  1. Test-level summaries for reading and math provide group average Standard Score and National Percentile Rank (NPR) scores, as well as the percentage of students in leveled performance bands

  2. Domain-level summaries provide the group percentage of students in low-, mid-, and high-performance bands

  3. Compare schools or classes throughout the district with test and domain-level scores in a tabular format.

  4. All displays provide opportunities to interact with data including disaggregations, creating custom school groups, drilling down to isolate students in performance bands, searching, sorting, and filtering

Analytics for Teachers

  1. Test-level summaries for Reading and Math provide class average Standard Score and National Percentile Rank (NPR) scores, as well as the percentage of students in leveled performance bands

  2. Domain-level summaries that provide the class percentage of students in low, mid, and high performance bands

  3. Tabular comparison of students with test and domain level scores

  4. All displays provide opportunities to interact with data including disaggregations, drilling down to isolate students in performance bands, searching, sorting, and filtering

Analytics for Students and Families

  1. Colorful test-level summary graphs provide an easy-to-understand description of the assessment and purpose

  2. Simple, domain-level test and performance descriptions

  3. Longitudinal graph that builds year over year, with each assessment administered so families can monitor progress throughout their child’s academic career

Learn About IowaFlex for
Students in Grades 2-8

This video provides the purpose, meaning, and usefulness of each score and report of the IowaFlex adaptive benchmark achievement assessment. Understanding the scores as well as the reports of IowaFlex will help with gaining effective and practical insights to grow student learning in one’s district/diocese, school, or classroom.

Learn About IowaFlex
for K-1 Students

Check out the video playlist above to learn about the features, test design and reports unique to IowaFlex for Grades K and 1.


Authors

Dr. Catherine
Welch

Dr. Stephen
Dunbar


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