The Iowa Assessments are a set of standardized tests given annually to all high school students, 9-11, in many schools in the United States. The tests emphasize educational goals that stress inquiry, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. The tests examine and compare a student’s ability in various fields, including vocabulary, reading comprehension, language, spelling, mathematical concepts and problem solving, computation, analysis of social studies and science materials, and using source. The goal of the Iowa Assessments is to track the development of the skills and analysis needed in each area rather than the content. The Iowa Assessments' results are also used in Iowa to monitor schools’ progress and to determine if schools and students are meeting goals.

Specific dates/times for the administration of Iowa Assessments will be posted on the school’s website and the high school Guidance Office, along with specific instructions for the testing days.