Setting the Standards for Excellence


Cedar Valley Catholic Schools district is dedicated to the development of active community leaders, who are guided by our Catholic faith. In a Christ-centered environment, our students are provided with purposeful learning opportunities designed to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be successful in whatever college or career path they choose. 

Religion Curriculum
Literacy (English Language Arts) Curriculum
Mathematics Curriculum
Science Curriculum
Social Studies Curriculum

We follow the Iowa Core for our academic standards, and below are links to the statewide guidelines by grade. These guides will give you an idea of what our students will be covering during the school year.


K-12 Lau Plan for Serving English Learners (ELs)

ELP Standards at a Glance

Title I Handbook

CVCS Assessments


For the 2020-2021 school year, all required Iowa standardized assessments: ELPA Screening (Based on Home Language Survey given when a student first enters CVCS, Kindergarten or above), FAST (K-6th Grade, Literacy and Mathematics), ELPA21 Assessment (All identified English Language Learners), and Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (Mathematics and English-Language Arts, including reading and writing, 3rd-11th Grade, along with Science, Grades 5, 8, and 10) will be given based on current status at the time of the specific assessment. Standardized assessments will be administered on-site, on-site and remotely or remotely only, depending on if school is On-Site, Hybrid or Required Continuous Learning respectively.


Due to the Voluntary Continuous Learning status in the Spring of 2020, the Spring FAST and Spring Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress to report at this time.


Joanne Schwarz 

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment,

(319) 232-6592


These guides will give you an idea of what your child will be covering during the year.

Parent's Guide to the Iowa Core:

Iowa Core Summary Report 2017-2018


CVCS Iowa Core Report 2017-18

The Iowa Core Summary Report, created by Iowa Testing Programs, provides third through eleventh grade student achievement information for 2017-2018. The 2017-2018 Snapshot Reports for Reading and Math summarizes the performance of our CVCS students across grades and compares CVCS students to students attending schools within AEA267 as well as students attending schools in Iowa.

Proficiency results show the performance of grade groups and compares CVCS students to AEA 267 and the state. Iowa Core report results show how CVCS students performed on major domains of the Iowa Core in Reading and Mathematics.