2023 ISASPs


Picture taken from the Iowa Pearson Access website.

Zoe Marquez, Editor

With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, students of North Polk High School highly anticipate the present Spring and upcoming Summer. With this in mind, the students, freshman through juniors, prepare for the annual Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP). The seniors, on the contrary, get ready for the senior trip to Washington, D.C. 

ISASPs are tests that are developed by the University of Iowa Testing Programs. On the website dedicated to the ISASPs, it is stated that the purpose for these tests is to “provide a clear and accurate assessment of student learning outcomes.” Furthermore, though the tests do not affect students’ grades earned during high school, nor come into account for college admissions, they provide a measure of student proficiency and progress throughout years. 

North Polk High School will be conducting ISASPs during the school week of April 18- 21, with the exception of having a test on Monday, April 17. The order of the tests is as follows: 

Tuesday- English Language Arts

Wednesday- Math

Thursday- Reading

Friday- Science (sophomores only)

Throughout this week, the students will be testing from 8:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in their designated classrooms, which were sent through email. After completion of the tests, the high school will conduct a late start schedule. Non- sophomore students who are not taking the science test on Friday will have to be at school by 10:15, and can stay in the commons for a study hall if present at the school before then. 

In regards to the testing, sophomore Addison Ollendike stated, “It sucks that we have to take one more test, but at least we’re getting it (the ISASPs) over with.”