How to Prepare for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills
Students enrolled in Iowa Public Schools are undoubtedly aware of the demands of
their yearly ITBS assessments. ITBS, which stands for the Iowa Test of Basic
Skills, is a comprehensive exam given to public school students from grades
Kindergarten through 8th grade.
The ITBS is designed to monitor and assess student performance and comprehension
of the standards in their grade’s curriculum, and subsequently, the results are
utilized to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses among students, schools, and
Iowa Testing Standards
According to public school leaders, the Iowa Test has been effectively
implemented in order to foster an array of educational benefits:
align with school standards to evaluate student progress and performance.
ITBS provides leaders with state-wide results and student data.
data helps school leaders interpret scores and conduct studies and
investigations of effective teaching and instructional methods.
ITBS helps ensure that all children are being equally provided with access to
the core material of their grade level. Low scores across an entire classroom
or school can alert leaders of areas that may need increased interventions or