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Riverside Insights Launches IowaFlex Adaptive Achievement Assessment Addressing Today’s Remote Learning Landscape

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Riverside InsightsTM, a leading developer of research-based assessments that provide insights to help elevate potential, today announced the widespread roll out of its IowaFlex™ adaptive achievement assessment. Built upon the strength of the Iowa Assessments™ in partnership with leading researchers from the University of Iowa, IowaFlex is a valid and reliable group-administered, online comprehensive reading and math assessment for grades K-8. This newest assessment connects the high measurement standards of the Iowa Assessments to the flexibility of a custom testing experience tailored to each student’s ability level.

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Riverside Insights’ IowaFlex™ adaptive achievement assessment provides reliable, flexible and actionable data measurements of reading and math to inform students and educators of progress. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Riverside Insights’ IowaFlex™ adaptive achievement assessment provides reliable, flexible and actionable data measurements of reading and math to inform students and educators of progress. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Stacey Swanson, Principal at Immaculate Conception School in Morris, Ill., said: “This program was very organized and easy to use. It allowed for direct feedback immediately following testing. The results are very easy to read and utilize for data-driven instruction.” Swanson added, “Kids can work at their own pace on their own devices. The tech support and help with beginning implementation was great – always available and helped us with the first session with the students.”

IowaFlex incorporates a number of features based on feedback from pilots in Spring 2020 such as a Longitudinal Report to provide educators and students the ease of tracking student progress through the calendar school year and beyond. Other notable features include rapid results, ease of monitoring progress and customizable bundling with other Riverside Insights assessments along with cost-effective competitive pricing. IowaFlex provides a flexible experience for both students and educators. Pivoting to address the critical needs of remote learning during these unprecedented times, Riverside Insights offers support as schools and districts work through how to return to the “classroom” this year. IowaFlex lends itself to both in-person and remote administration.

IowaFlex allows teachers and administrators the ability to move from paper-pencil to online assessments, while providing informative data in a low-risk environment. This reinforces our commitment to flexibility and the safety of our educators and students,” said Rajib Roy, Chief Executive Officer at Riverside Insights. “This unique assessment is specifically designed to yield targeted and precise measurement of a student’s progress toward end-of-year mastery of core content which is particularly important given the circumstances under which students finished the last school year,” he explained.

Reliable, measurable and interactive experience for students and educators

For students, the adaptive IowaFlex format is designed to tailor math and reading item selection to each individual’s ability level. It creates an unbiased opportunity to demonstrate students’ understanding of key concepts as they’re being taught throughout the school year. At the same time, IowaFlex provides educators with reliable data to develop a targeted instructional plan, measure a student’s progress and test as they teach.

Teachers, administrators and families also benefit from the highly interactive analytics displays offered by IowaFlex. Each display is tailored to specific educators’ data analysis needs, allowing them to drill down, filter, compare and identify groups for focus. They can readily obtain both test-level and domain-level summaries to compare students, classes, districts or schools. Colorful graphs provide easy-to-understand, jargon-free descriptions of the tests and display longitudinal history graphs year over year, so all interested parties can monitor progress throughout a child’s academic career.

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Riverside Insights, one of the nation’s leading and most longstanding developers of research-based assessments, is led by a powerful mission: to provide insights that help elevate potential. Through its portfolio of proven and precise assessment solutions, Riverside Insights offers the clarity and perspective needed to unlock individual potential, create opportunities to thrive and enrich the lives of students, clinical patients and employees/companies. For more information, visit