According to the Iowa Department of Education, there were 82,888 students enrolled in kindergarten (44,369)* and ninth grade (38,519). Valid audit documentation was submitted for 58,930 students, for a student compliance rate of 71.1 percent. This is an increase from the 2011-2012 rate of 70.5 percent. Out of the 1,195 Iowa schools with kindergarten or ninth grade students, useable audit data was submitted for 1,174 schools, for a school compliance rate of 98.2 percent. This was a noticeable increase from the 2011-2012 rate of 86.4 percent, partly due to the fact that preschools were not included in the total school count this year.
For those schools included in the 2012-2013 audit report:
• 74.0% of students submitted a valid certificate
o 73.9% of students submitted a Certificate of Dental Screening
o <0.1% of students submitted a Certificate of Dental Screening Exemption
• 14.5% of the students had treatment needs
o 13.0% required dental care
o 1.5% required urgent dental care
The link to the comprehensive audit report can be found in the Audit Documents section below.