IE Educator Resources

for Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and North Dakota

Welcome to the new school year! The Instructional Tools Interface in Educator Portal has been replaced with the Instruction and Assessment Planner.  Using the Instruction and Assessment Planner, teachers will now make Essential Element and linkage level selections for student instruction and assessment in BOTH the fall and spring assessment windows. The fall window runs from mid-September to mid-December and the spring window runs from early February to mid-May. Blueprint coverage should be met in both the fall and spring windows. A student’s summative score will continue to be based on performance in both the fall and spring windows as in previous years.

Educator resources are organized by subject. Select an icon below to display resources for English language arts or mathematics.

English Language Arts


Learning Map Resources

Initial and Distal Precursor Extended Descriptions for Mathematics and ELA 3/20/20
This is a resource that provides teachers with detailed descriptions for the Initial and Distal linkage levels for each Essential Element. The tool also includes instructional information, visuals (mathematics), and links to familiar texts (ELA).

Guide to Practice Activities and Released Testlets (pdf) 

Collections Lists

Essential Elements


Familiar Test

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Released Testlets and Sample Testlet Information Pages

Linkage Level Released Testlet
Initial Precursor Math.6.NS.5-8.IP
Distal Precursor Math.7.G.5.DP
Proximal Precursor Math.5.G.1-4.PP
Target Math.N-CN.2.b.T
Successor Math.8.G.9.S
Sample Testlet Information Pages

About Testlet Information Pages (pdf)
an overview of TIPs
Released Testlets for At-Home Instruction
Instructional Resource for Parents and Educators