The November 2018 survey of Iowa elementary schools found that:

  • The majority (65%) of schools responding to the survey indicated they are offering more than 90 minutes of daily core literacy instruction, and 46% to 53% reported offering more than 30 minutes of intervention each day. 
  • Approximately 64% of respondents indicated there is a high degree of consistency in the literacy instruction delivered by teachers across their buildings.
  • Most commonly, respondents reported teachers meet with their colleagues weekly (37%) or monthly (25%) to discuss students’ literacy data, and participate in 4-5 days (27%) or 2-3 days (24%) of literacy professional development.
  • Approximately 65% of schools reported offering their students summer learning opportunities, with 30% of such programs supported by community partners and 95% intended for students not reading proficiently.


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