279.60 KINDERGARTEN ASSESSMENT -- ACCESS TO DATA -- REPORTS. Each school district shall administer the dynamic indicators of basic early literacy skills kindergarten benchmark assessment or other kindergarten benchmark assessment adopted by the department of education in consultation with the Iowa empowerment board to every kindergarten student enrolled in the district not later than the date specified in section 257.6, subsection 1. The school district shall also collect information from each parent, guardian, or legal custodian of a kindergarten student enrolled in the district, including but not limited to whether the student attended preschool, factors identified by the early care staff pursuant to section 28.3, and other demographic factors. Each school district shall report the results of the assessment and the preschool information collected to the department of education in the manner prescribed by the department not later than January 1 of that school year. The early care staff designated pursuant to section 28.3 shall have access to the raw data. The department shall review the information submitted pursuant to this section and shall submit its findings and recommendations annually in a report to the governor, the general assembly, the Iowa empowerment board, and the community empowerment area boards.
Section History: Recent Form
2005 Acts, ch 148, §16; 2006 Acts, ch 1152, §37