The Iowa Core and the Guthrie Center School District

The vision for the Iowa Core is to ensure the success of each and every student by providing a world-class curriculum. The Iowa Core is designed to improve achievement of all students, preparing them for the world of work and lifelong learning. The curriculum identifies the essential content and skills that all students must experience in the content areas of literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and 21st Century Skills.

Iowa Core  Enhances Learning for All Students
The Iowa Core is designed to improve the achievement of each and every student; preparing them for the world of work and lifelong learning by providing a world class curriculum.

Full Implementation of the Iowa Core
Full implementation is accomplished when the school or district is able to provide evidence that an ongoing process is in place to ensure that each and every student is learning the Essential Concepts and Skill Sets of the Iowa Core.  A school that has fully implemented the Iowa Core is engaged in an ongoing process of data gathering and analysis, decision making, identifying actions, and assessing impact around alignment and professional development focused on content, instruction, and assessment. The school is fully engaged in a continuous improvement process that specifically targets improved student learning and performance.