The Iowa Department of Education seeks educators, content specialists, administrators, families, industry and community partners and representatives from higher education institutions to apply for the final review committee following public input on the state’s literacy standards.

The standards outline what students must learn to be prepared for success as they progress each year and after high school.

State law requires an ongoing review of Iowa’s academic standards, including public comment, to ensure that current content aligns with best practices. Once public comment is complete, this review committee will review the feedback and make final recommendations. 

Individuals interested in serving as reviewers are encouraged to apply using this Google form
A commitment to attend all meetings is required to participate.

A final standards proposal will go before the State Board of Education for consideration. If adopted, the revised literacy standards will be required of school districts as a matter of state law.

About Iowa’s academic standards: Iowa’s academic standards provide a set of common expectations for school districts across the state while allowing for decisions regarding curriculum and how it is delivered to be made locally. The standards establish what students must learn to be prepared for success after high school. Local schools and educators continue to set and oversee curriculum and instruction decisions.

In addition to literacy, Iowa’s academic standards also cover mathematics, science, social studies and 21st-century skills, such as financial literacy. They also include recommended standards for computer science, fine arts, physical education and health.