"Helping underprepared students prepare, prepared students advance, and advanced students excel.”

As a state chapter of the National Association for Developmental Education, soon to become the National Organization for Student Success,  IDEA seeks to improve the theory and practice of developmental education and the professional capabilities of developmental educators in Iowa's post-secondary institutions.

Developmental education is a comprehensive process that focuses on the intellectual, social, and emotional growth and development of all post-secondary students. Instructional services include college orientation and skill-building courses in reading, writing, English language learning, mathematics, study strategies, and critical thinking. Support services include assessment of academic preparedness, academic accommodations for those with special needs, tutoring, personal and career counseling, collaborative learning groups, computer-assisted instruction, and supplemental instruction.


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