Demonstrated proficiency in reading, mathematics, and science.
The student, except as otherwise provided
in this paragraph, shall have demonstrated proficiency in reading, mathematics,
and science as evidenced by achievement of any of the following:
1. Demonstrated proficiency in all of the
content areas of English language arts, including reading and writing;
mathematics; and science, as evidenced by achievement scores on the most recent
administration of the statewide assessment for which scores are available for
the student. For purposes of this paragraph, starting in the school year
beginning July 1, 2021, and each thereafter, the achievement scores from the
state assessment administered during the school year beginning July 1, 2019,
shall be considered the latest available scores. If the student was absent for
the most recent administration of the statewide assessment, and such absence
was not excused by the student's school of enrollment, the student is deemed
not to be proficient in any of the content areas.
Measures of college readiness jointly
agreed upon by the school board and the eligible postsecondary institution that
allow a student to demonstrate competency in one or all of the required subject
areas. Institutions shall ensure the following:
* The measures of college readiness align to the proficiency
levels established for the statewide assessment and reflect the competence of
entering first-year students at the postsecondary institution.
* The measures of college readiness are specified in a
contract entered into by the participating institutions.
3. Alternative but equivalent qualifying
performance measures, if established by the school board. The school board is
not required to establish equivalent performance measures, but if it does so,
such measures may include but are not limited to additional administrations of
the state assessment, portfolios of student work, student performance rubric,
or end-of-course assessments.
(2) Measures established under subparagraphs
22.2(1)"b" (2) and 22.2(1)"b" (3) shall apply
equally to all eligible students.
(3) A student who attends an accredited
nonpublic school and desires to access postsecondary enrollment options shall
meet the same eligibility criteria as students in the school district in which
the accredited nonpublic school is located.
A student under competent private
instruction shall meet the same proficiency standard as students in the school
district in which the student is dually enrolled and shall have the approval of
the school board in that school district to register for the postsecondary
course. In lieu of statewide assessment scores on the state assessment, a
school district shall allow a student under competent private instruction to
demonstrate proficiency in reading, mathematics, and science by any one of the
1. By meeting the same
alternative but equivalent qualifying performance measures established by the
local school board for all students in the school district in which the student
is dually enrolled;
submitting the written recommendation of the licensed practitioner providing
supervision to the student in accordance with Iowa Code section
3. As evidenced by
achievement scores on the annual achievement evaluation required under Iowa
4. As evidenced by a composite
score of at least 21 on the college readiness assessment administered by ACT,
5. As evidenced by a sum of
at least 141 in critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills on the
preliminary scholastic aptitude test (PSAT) administered by the College Board;
6. As evidenced by a sum of at
least 990 in critical reading and mathematics on the college readiness
assessment (SAT) administered by the College Board.