The Iowa Department of Education is responsible for supporting public schools from K-12, higher education, technical schools and community colleges. Generally the Department of Education available resources are:
- Manage state and federal grants
- Maintain educational standards with standardized tests
- Develop curriculum and provide as a resource for educators
- Coordinate statewide planning related to education in the state
State level education sites may contain, directories of educational institutions ( Public, Charter, Public Colleges ), public school rankings of schools in the state, and educational statistics and reports
Other available information may include educational policy, financial aid, college savings and planning programs, child nutrition programs, grants available, and school construction projects in the state.