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Articles from November 2021

Ames CSD Announces Membership in New League: The Iowa Alliance Conference

Iowa Alliance Conference Announcement

11 High Schools to Begin Competition in 2022-23 School Year

Ames CSD is today announcing its membership in a new high school athletic league: the Iowa Alliance Conference. Eleven of Iowa’s largest high schools will begin competing in the new conference, developed to enhance competition and participation among schools with long-time rivalries, with the start of the 2022-23 school year.

The Iowa Alliance Conference will be divided into two divisions and consist of the following high schools:

  • North – Ames, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown, Mason City, and Waterloo East
  • South – Des Moines East, Hoover, Lincoln, North, Ottumwa, and Roosevelt

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Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) 2021

ISASP graphic

The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) is the state-wide assessment that replaced the former Iowa Assessments in the 2018-2019 school year. Developed by Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa for the state of Iowa, “the ISASP includes individual assessments in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science intended for use within the last 12 weeks of the academic year. These summative assessments measure student achievement, growth and college and career readiness based on the Iowa Core Standards.” (ISASP Test Specification Guide, 2019).

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Enrollment in Ames Up for the 2021-2022 School Year

Certified Enrollment 2021

Across the state, October 1st marks the official “count day” for certified enrollment, which is the annual report of enrolled resident students used for the Iowa School Finance Formula calculation. After recent years of steep increases from 2016-2019, certified enrollment decreased last year in a trend that was seen across the state in primarily urban school districts. This year, certified count rebounded from last year’s dip in enrollment. Here is a snapshot of key statistics:

  • Certified enrollment is 4,484.45 students.
  • This is +133.38 from a year ago. 
  • The gain from open enrollment and whole grade sharing is +232.5 (down 61 from a year before).
  • The actual number of students enrolled in a District program is 5,198 (+77 from a year ago).

This year’s certified enrollment was 4,484.45 students, which is up 133.38 students from a year ago. The graph below shows the trends over the last 37 years.

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