The Iowa Assessments are nationally-normed tests published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that measures student achievement and growth across content areas. Information gained from the Iowa Assessments helps teachers identify students’ strengths and areas that may need additional emphasis. The assessment data enable sound decision-making and provide a focus for teachers to review and improve their instruction. The Iowa Assessments are administered to all students in grades 2 and 5 within a group setting during the fall of each school year, and are proctored either by the student’s teacher or guidance counselor

Perkins Local School District considers the results of the Iowa Assessments in identification for the gifted and talented program.