The Iowa Assessments (previously the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, or ITBS tests are standardized tests provided as a service to schools by the College of Education of the University of Iowa. The tests are administered to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Over decades, participation has expanded to many school districts and private schools across the United States. In a cooperative relationship, participating schools receive ITBS test materials, scoring and reporting services and consultation for instructional purposes, The University of Iowa utilizes test results in research and development.
Prince of Peace, employs these series of tests in primary and secondary grades to gain information about classes and students for instructional planning, to supplement teacher observations regarding student abilities, and to establish a basis for annual evaluation of student progress. Assessments cover Vocabulary, Word Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Listening, Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Sources of Information, all age appropriate.
For many years, Prince of Peace students have consistently scored in the upper percentiles of the IOWA Assessments. When compared to the rest of the schools participating, our students do very well nationally.