Iowa students will have a new standardized test

Joel Pedersen is the superintendent of the Cardinal Community School District./KTVO. 

The Iowa Department of Education will be implementing a new standardized test for students.

Currently, Heartland students are required to take the Iowa Assessments once a year, but the Department has said that will soon be changing.

Cardinal Community School District Superintendent Joel Pedersen says he thinks the new tests will better align with the state’s standards, and may cause the school to re-think their curriculum.

“I think once we learn more, we will work together with other schools, work together with our area education, work together to see the breakdown of what the test is. And, you know, like anything we see it as an opportunity for us to hopefully learn and improve,” Pedersen said.

Although the state has yet to release any guidelines on the test, they do plan to implement it in the next school year.

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