PROGRAM CONTACT: STACI VALENTA
100 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Release: May 10, 2002
Alumni Association sponsors seminar on Iowa Tests Of Basic Skills
The University of Iowa Alumni Association in collaboration with the Linn
County Iowa Club is sponsoring an outreach program, "Iowa Tests: Their
History and Use in Schools," at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Beems Auditorium
in the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
H. D. Hoover, professor and director of the Iowa Basic Skills Testing Program,
will discuss the reasons Iowa City became the center of educational achievement
testing in the United States, the use of the Iowa Tests in the
state over the last 70 years, and trends in levels of educational achievement
in Iowa and the nation.
He will also describe the limited, but important roles such tests should
play in assessing the educational accomplishments of individual students and
schools. The Thursday evening program is free and open to the public. Children
are welcome. While parents are learning more about what their test scores
mean, children will be having story time on the children's area on the second
floor. For more information or to register, contact the UI Alumni Association
at 1-800-IOWALUM (469-2586) or see its website at www.iowalum.com/outreach.