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PK-12 Data

The Consolidated Accountability and Support Application (CASA) is the single location for public school districts, public and accredited nonpublic schools, and area education agencies (AEAs) to provide mandatory compliance information and enter improvement plans.

The application collects information to comply with the following state and federal requirements, such as those specified in Chapter 12 (General Accreditation Standards); the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The Department made these changes to streamline the reporting process for Differentiated Accountability and reduce the burden on districts, schools, AEAs, and the Department's consultants.

CASA Requirements by Agency Types

Access, Corrective Actions & Support

Instructions for CASA Access

What do I need to get started?

A&A Account – you must have an A&A Account set up in order login to the Iowa Education Portal.

Note: You do not need to create additional A&A accounts if you are changing schools or districts!

I have an A&A Account and am able to access the Iowa Education Portal, how do I request access to CASA?

EdPortal Profile Set-up - step by step instructions for requesting access

  • First time user? Start on page 1.
  • Existing Portal user? Start on page 4.

Which Organization Type do I choose?

  • Nonpublic users should choose their building for all submissions
  • Public school users may need to request building-level access, district-level access or both depending on which of the following submissions you’re responsible for.

Special Note: All building-level collections are limited to building-level personnel. In most cases, there is no need for anyone other than building principal to have access at the building-level. District and AEA personnel will not be granted building-level access.

Building-Level Collections (Submitted by Principal only)District-Level Collections
Assurance for Proper and Ethical Test AdministrationCSIP
ESSA – Targeted Questions & Action PlanDesk Audits – K12 and Preschool
ESSA – Comprehensive Questions & Action PlanConsolidated Application (Title Programs)

Which role should I choose? All users, choose only one.

  • CASA_Submit – For those responsible for final submissions to the State.
  • CASA_Edit – For those who will edit required content but who are not responsible for final submission.
  • CASA_View – This role is read-only.

Special Note: Do not choose any other role that you may see in the list. All other roles are special roles assigned by the Department and your request will be denied. The Consolidated Application designee must be requested by the superintendent or AEA chief administrator through the contact tile on the Consolidated Application Dashboard. Questions about special roles should be directed to

State-Level Users

Contact before requesting access.

  • Help and Support Assignments
  • CASA Corrective Action Log - Consolidates citations for noncompliance into a single location. In addition to facilitating communication between the Department and the cited agency, the application tracks required actions, important dates and supporting documentation.