From the Iowa Department of Education
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced he’s seeking input from Iowans on a draft of proposed statewide social studies standards for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Wise announced an online survey open through Jan. 9 and public forums in January to seek feedback on the draft standards.
The draft represents the first statewide effort to update Iowa’s social studies standards, which were adopted in 2008. Iowa’s academic standards are the subject of ongoing review as part of the Governor’s Executive Order 83.
“Standards are about setting consistent, rigorous learning goals statewide and leaving decisions about curriculum and teaching to local school administrators and teachers,” Wise said. “If our goal is to make sure Iowa students are ready for college and career training after high school, we must have clear, consistent statewide standards that are right for our state. That’s why public input is such a critical part of this review process.”
The proposed social studies standards were written earlier this year by a team of Iowa educators and leaders. The draft standards are now subject to review by the Social Studies Standards Review Team, which will take into consideration public feedback. The team’s final recommendations are expected to go to the State Board of Education in the spring.
The online survey is available at the following link:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RLVQ52P
Iowans in Great Prairie AEA can provide feedback remotely from the Burlington satellite sites using video conferencing on Wednesday, January 25th. See details below.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Video Satellite Site:
Great Prairie Area Education Agency
3601 West Ave., Burlington
Conference Room B