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Iowa’s model of accreditation and school improvement utilizes state and federal law and rule to position the Iowa Department of Education (Department), area education agencies (AEAs), local education agencies (LEAs) and other agencies and programs to engage in continuous improvement. Differentiated Accountability is the process developed in 2015-2016 to move schools and districts further in improvement efforts. For more information, see the Differentiated Accountability System webpage.
- Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 12 Rule Interpretation Matrix
- High School Education Program and Graduation Requirements Guidance
- Annual Notices and Deadlines Calendar
- Equity Education
Iowa Code section 256.11 (10)(a)(3) directs the Iowa Department of Education (Department) to provide a public report annually of findings of noncompliance and required corrective actions for each accredited school and school district. Below is a summary and listing by district or school of the noncompliance items.Back to top
School Improvement Team
The School Improvement Team assists accredited districts, accredited nonpublic schools and AEAs with school improvement efforts and accreditation standards.
The following tables show the team member's monitoring assignments for schools and districts within an AEA and for specific topics. Contact the team member assigned to the AEA or specific topic with questions.
|Green Hills AEA and Davenport CSD
|Central Rivers AEA
|Great Prairie AEA
|Grant Wood AEA and Mississippi Bend AEA (except Davenport CSD)
|Northwest AEA and Prairie Lakes AEA
Specific Topic Assignments
|Name(s) and Title(s)
|AEA Desk Audit
|Annual Notices and Deadlines Calendar
|Equity Education and Section 504 Equity Reviews
|Home Schooling (Private Instruction)
|Nonpublic School Accreditation/Independent Accreditation
|Online Schools and Flexible Student and School Support Program (FS3) Waivers
|Specially Accredited Schools
|Title 1, Section 1003 - School Improvement (ESSA)
|Whole Grade Sharing/Reorganization