It is with great pleasure to announce the Department will released the Iowa Core Essential Elements for students with significant cognitive disabilities on October 9, 2013.
The Iowa Core Essential Elements are not a redefinition of the Iowa Core standards, but rather specific statements of the knowledge and skills linked to grade-level Iowa Core English Language Arts and Math standards and are intended to describe challenging expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Through instruction of the Iowa Core Essential Elements and a personalized learning approach for adult life outcomes, the State of Iowa’s students with significant disabilities will increase their development of academic skills and life goals to reach their maximum potential.
The Iowa Core Essential Elements and other supporting media will be located within the Department of Education’s Iowa Core webpage:
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