East monitors the progress of every student with a variety of assessments. The year-end schoolwide assessments are called Iowa Assessments. The main purposes of the Iowa Assessments are to provide the school with information that can be used to improve instruction and to help teachers make sound educational decisions about each student’s learning. The scores allow teachers to check each student’s year-to-year growth and to identify areas of achievement and needed areas of improvement. Students should be encouraged to do their best on the Iowa Assessments, as they should for all of their school activities. During the week of testing, make sure your student gets as much sleep each night as they normally get on a school night, so they arrive at school ready to put forth their best effort.