In most public schools in Iowa, the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) are administered to grades three through eight. These tests provide a wealth of information concerning achievement in basic academic skills, but they do not provide a direct assessment of achievement of scientific skills. As a result, junior high teachers often have little data for assessing the scientific abilities of their students unless they administer additional tests. Science achievement, per se, is not usually measured in Iowa's public schools until the ninth grade, when students are given the Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED).
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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Hoff, Darrel and Hohensee, Charles
"The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills: Indicators of Science Achievement,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 17
, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol17/iss1/15