Overview for Iowa
For the 2020-21 school year, the Iowa Department of Education does not currently have data available on school learning models or student enrollment by learning model. COVID-19 case data for the state’s schools or districts are publicly available from the Iowa Department of Public Health. Data on when and if districts had masking policies in place for staff or students are available for districts that responded to the COVID-19 School Data Hub Masking Survey (note that a state-level mask mandate was in effect until February 7, 2021).
Please review the Data Details for Iowa for important information on the datasets presented below.
State Test Score Results
The State Test Score Results Data Series explores state-level trends in ELA and math proficiency outcomes on state standardized assessments, both before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the Data Series presents math and ELA proficiency trends on state assessments between Spring 2018-Spring 2023, as available. Results are presented for the state overall, by race/ethnicity, and by district poverty levels for school-age children. Data presented in each State Brief are specific to the state’s assessment and are not comparable to other states.Iowa Test Score Results
Note that not all states have available data at this time.
State Characteristics by Learning Model in 2020-2021
Compare the percentage of the school year in-person, hybrid, or virtual instruction was the primary mode of instruction for students by race/ethnicity, free and reduced price lunch (FRPL) eligibility, and district locale. All school district characteristics are based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the 2020-21 school year. Note that FRPL data are not available for AK, IL, MA, OH, VA and DC. All calculations are weighted by district enrollment size.
By Race and Ethnicity
The percentage of the school year that in-person, hybrid, or virtual instruction was the primary mode of instruction for K-12 students by student race/ethnicity, as defined by NCES.
By Free and Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility
The percentage of the school year that in-person, hybrid, or virtual instruction was the primary mode of instruction for K-12 students by free and reduced price lunch (FRPL) eligibility, as defined by NCES.
By District Locale
Compare the percentage of the school year that in-person, hybrid, or virtual instruction was the primary mode of instruction for K-12 students by district locale, as defined by NCES.
Public Data Sources for Iowa
|Data||Learning model data available?||Source||Data Level||Time Interval||Download|
|IA Learning Model Data||No|
|IA COVID-19 Data (schools)||Yes||Iowa Department of Public Health||School|
|IA COVID-19 Data (districts)||Yes||Iowa Department of Public Health||District|
|IA Masking Data||Yes||CSDH Masking Data||District|