Please discard all previous editions of the IACS FABA Manual. Make sure students and the teachers who help prepare them for competition have access to this 2017-18 Handbook. Changes throughout the Handbook are highlighted.
Remember that some rules have been modified for Indiana, and senior high students who will go to National Competition must follow the AACS National Competition Manual (2015 edition).
Middle School Bible Quiz includes ONLY the Book of Mark. Click the Academics tab above for specific competition dates, details, and procedures.
SPELLING: IMPORTANT MODIFICATION The IACS pronouncer will be using a Pronouncer's Guide published by the AACS. For MIDDLE SCHOOL competition, this list may include words from the Elementary Study Guide (available by clicking below) in addition to words from MySpellIt.
AACS Achievement Testing Program Update for 2017-2018
Please note the following important dates for the achievement testing program:
November 1, 2017—Last day to order materials without incurring a 3% late fee March 19, 2018—Testing window opens April 27, 2018—Testing window closes June 1, 2018—Last day to return answer documents without incurring a late fee
Supplemental Content Classification Guides are posted on the AACS website. This is a great new resource that Iowa developed at our request. The guides provide relevant core content standards for levels 5–14 (Grades K5 through 8th) in the areas of math and language arts.
Iowa Assessments™ Individual and Group Performance Profile reports are now available digitally in “Scoring Service Print Style” format directly from the DataManager Report Center. These long-popular reports display test scores by skill domain and cognitive level using convenient graphs and narrative text for ease of interpretation. Skill domain achievement reports such as the performance profiles enable educators to identify strengths and weaknesses, inform instruction, and monitor growth. These reports are also included in the Iowa Report Package B on the Scoring Services Order Form—Spring 2018.