The Iowa Test is no longer
classified as standardized testing to be tolerated by students once a week
each year. Instead, the Iowa Test is a critical marker of how well your
child has learned – and what areas need improvement. Based upon these
results, your child’s teacher crafts appropriate lesson plans to ensure that
your child stays competitive in today’s rigorous academic environment.
Today, the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, generally known as the Iowa Test or
the ITBS, provides the scale against which not only students but schools and
entire districts are measured. The Iowa Test, used in the state of Iowa, is
one of the oldest and most recognized standardized tests. If your child or
students will be taking the Iowa Test, Bright Education can help. Our Iowa
Test preparation materials can ensure that your students get the best
possible results, as well as truly learn the covered subjects, instead of
just test taking tips.
The Importance of the ITBS Test
The Iowa Test of Basic Skills is used to test the knowledge of students in
elementary and middle school, up through the eighth grade. The ITBS test was
developed by the University of Iowa, who is also still responsible for
administering and evaluating the test.
The Iowa Test is unique because it was designed to specifically analyze a
student’s current knowledge, as well as evaluate subject matters that should
be stressed in a child's education. This greatly assists teachers, parents,
and schools to clearly define areas of learning focus throughout the year.
Therefore, the Iowa Tests are generally administered throughout the school
year, depending on the preference of the school, while most standardized
tests are administered at the end of a semester or school year.
Bright Education ITBS Test Preparation
Our ITBS practice tests encompass all of the subjects tested on the Iowa
Test. The topics covered differ depending on the grade of the students and
include Language, Mathematics, Word Analysis, Vocabulary, Reading
Comprehension, Capitalization, Punctuation, Listening, Science, Social
Studies and more.
The focus of the Iowa Test changes from year to year, so we have customized
our practice tests to do the same. Our Iowa Test preparation materials teach
not just tips on how to take the test, but actually teach the covered
topics. This makes our ITBS practice tests suitable for use at every grade
level, even if a student has taken our practice tests in a previous year.
Just like the Iowa Test, we provide results that show the student's results
in comparison to others who have taken the test, as well as their
comparative grade level. We also display a detailed report that identifies
strengths and weaknesses so the student can focus on problem areas. Our ITBS
practice tests are not just prep tools. Our focus is helping students really
understand the covered topics and create a foundation for lifelong learning.