The vision for the Iowa Core is to ensure the success of each and every student by providing a world-class curriculum. The Iowa Core is designed to improve student achievement of all students, preparing them for the world of work and lifelong learning. It identifies the essential content and instruction that all students must experience.

School districts that implement the Iowa Core with integrity increase the likelihood that all students become lifelong learners, productive adults and engaged citizens. The improvement efforts are designed to yield positive results by enabling schools to prepare students to graduate with the 21st century skills and competencies needed to be successful in post-high school endeavors and the world of work. The website is