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Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP)

Ottumwa students in grades 3-11 will be taking the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) April 12 - 23. The ISASP is administered online and is untimed. Home School Assistance Program and Bulldog Virtual Learning students will have customized testing schedules. This is the second time for administration of the test. The assessment was developed by the Iowa Testing Program at the University of Iowa. ISASP is aligned with the Iowa Core standards and provides a clear and accurate assessment of student learning. The required grade levels, subtests, and recommended administration times are: 

Reading   3-11 60 minutes
Language Arts and Writing  3-11 120 minutes
Math 3-11 60 minutes
Science 5, 8, 10 60 minutes


Practice tests are available online. Click here: Please utilize these with your student. 

The District asks that students understand their role in the assessment. Please review the honor code with your student. In student-friendly terms, it states: 

I will perform with honesty and integrity. Even when something is hard for me, I will do my own work so that my teachers know what I need and how to help me improve. I will try my hardest. I am aware that there are consequences for cheating, and I pledge that I will not: 

  • Take pictures of any answer electronically.
  • Show answers by sharing my screen, using hand signals, or sharing scratch paper. I will not look for answers by looking at someone else’s screen, interpreting others’ hand signals, or looking at others’ scratch paper.
  • Talk about tests I have taken and my friends have not.
  • Share test tickets.
  • Do anything to artificially improve my scores or others’ scores. 

Your student’s principal will provide a building specific testing schedule. If you have any questions, please contact your school.