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Iowa Department of Education Approves myIGDIs as a Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring Assessment for Literacy for Preschool

Iowa educators can use myIGDIs to screen and monitor their preschool students during the 2020–2021 school year

Bloomington, Minn. (Sept. 3, 2020)Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, today announced that the Iowa Department of Education selected myIGDIs (Individual Growth and Development Indicator) as a Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring Assessment for literacy to use with preschool students during the 2020–2021 school year.

As part of the agreement, myIGDIs is designed to be predictive of students’ future academic success, identify students at-risk, be conducted at least three times a year, used with all students, and be efficient to administer and score. In addition, myIGDIs will provide adequate reliability and validity, as well as valuable feedback on each student to help educators determine where students are at and where additional support is needed throughout the year.

myIGDIS—a key part of Renaissance’s pre-K–12 assessment portfolio—are curriculum-based measures that assess the developing literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills of pre-K children. myIGDIs help early childhood educators identify students who may need additional support to reach kindergarten-readiness benchmarks—and then gauge the effectiveness of the support they’re providing. With both paper and electronic administration options, myIGDIs provide clear instructions for delivery and scoring, as well as detailed analytics to support screening and progress monitoring within RTI/MTSS models.

“We’re excited to continue working together with Iowa educators this fall,” said Darice Keating, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at Renaissance. “While school might look a little different this time around, we’re committed to ensuring educators know where to focus their instruction and additional support with each one of their students in the coming weeks and months.”

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As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions are used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; and Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement. For more information, visit

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