The state has released new information on school performance as required by a federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA, which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act, maintains a focus on school accountability and equity for all students but shifts decision-making back to states and local school districts.

  • A new online reporting tool called the Iowa School Performance Profiles reflects how public schools performed on a set of core accountability measures, such as results on the statewide assessment. The tool displays a school’s score based on overall performance, as well as scores based on the performance of subgroups of students. These subgroups include students who are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, students receiving special education services, English learners, and students from racial/ethnic minority groups.
  • Based on these scores, some Iowa schools have been identified for additional support and improvement. These determinations are not punitive. Iowa’s system for accountability and support focuses attention and resources to schools that need it most. 
  • Parents/Guardians will also receive communication from the building your child attends with additional information specific to each building’s overall performance and status. 
  • We have much to celebrate at Southeast Polk and we are always working together to improve learning experiences for students. If you are interested in learning more, you may go to the following website: