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The Iowa Core Science Standards Review Team reviewed Iowa’s statewide science standards and made a preliminary recommendation for improvement. The recommendation will then be subjected to a period of public comment before a final recommendation is taken to the Iowa Department of Education Director and the Iowa State Board of Education.

Final Report

Iowa Core Science Standards Review Team Report (8-6-15) - NOTE: This report was re-issued on August 6, 2015, because of an omission in an earlier version of the report (see page 62).

Meeting Dates, Agendas and Notes

June 25, 2015

May 7, 2015

April 14, 2015

March 24, 2015

March 5, 2015

Dec. 4, 2014

Nov. 24, 2014 - Life Science Small Group

Nov. 4, 2014


Lead: Brad Niebling

  • John Bedward, Buena Vista University
  • Pam Elwood, Green Hills Area Education Agency
  • Matt Geraghty, Rockwell Collins
  • Robin Habeger, DuPont-Pioneer
  • Renee Harmon, Science Center of Iowa
  • Kris Kilibarda, Grand View University
  • Rob Kleinow, Heartland Area Education Agency
  • Lisa Krapfl, Holy Family Catholic Schools
  • Mason Kuhn, Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District
  • Chris Kurtt, Norwalk Community School District
  • Dean Lange, West Des Moines Community School District
  • Jon Markus, Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Community School District
  • Ted Neal, University of Iowa
  • James Pifer, Southeast Polk Community School District
  • Abby Richenberger, Burlington Community School District
  • Ed Saehler, University of Iowa
  • Tamara Trinder, Mercy Clinics
  • Courtney Van Wyk, Pella Christian Grade School
  • Wade Weber, Clay County Extension