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Document Number: 6678

Addressing Iowa’s Greatest Imperative: All learners must be prepared for the 21st century - The Institute for Tomorrow’s Workforce (ITW) believes Iowa’s greatest imperative is that all learners are prepared for the 21st century. This means a postsecondary credential – diploma, college degree, license or certificate of employability – for all learners. Without this, ITW believes Iowa’s young people are unequipped to compete in the global marketplace. This report embraces one primary principle: education must be “performance based.” A performance-based system includes high standards for the performance of students, teachers and the educational system itself. Included are recommendations on how to implement performance standards for students, teachers, school districts and the statewide system. (The Institute for Tomorrow's Workforce, 2006)...


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