Roland-Story students in grades 9-11 took standardized tests today (Wednesday, Feb. 12). These tests are very important for the district and the building to determine curriculum strengths and weaknesses. The Department of Education uses these scores to make sure our district shows adequate progress on increased state goals. Due to the importance of this testing, all seniors were given a day away from school.

The freshmen, sophomores and seniors are given a variety of these standardized tests throughout the school year. The Iowa Assessments tests are standardized academic achievement tests. The students’ scores are a valuable tool to assist in student evaluation and to help students with making educational/career decisions. The scores are reported as percentile ranks (PR). Percentile rank indicates the percent of students in that norm group whom this student or group of students scored equal to or higher than. The school receives a report comparing our students by grade to other school systems across the state and nation.