Indianola Community Schools to offer “Skip the Trip” Iowa DOT instruction permit knowledge tests,

Do you have a student who is ready to take the operator knowledge test to get an Iowa instruction permit to drive? Indianola Community Schools is now offering the test right here at Indianola High School as part of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s “Skip the Trip” program. In partnering with the Iowa DOT, Indianola High School can save families time, cost, and the hassle of making a trip to a driver’s license service center for testing. Students will be able to take the web-based test in a more familiar environment that works to reduce test anxiety and increase success rates.

Tests are overseen by trained school staff to assure the integrity of test results. Indianola High School will offer testing as arranged with our examiner (Stacy Wood). “Skip the Trip” allows students to take their initial test at school or another approved agency as the first step in getting your student to be a confident driver. Once a student has successfully passed the test, the student will receive an email verifying a successful test. The student brings a copy of the email to the driver’s license service center along with the other required documentation that will prove their identity to be issued their instruction permit.  Service center staff will verify passing test result emails with Iowa DOT records.

Visit  to determine what documentation to bring with you to receive your student’s permit. To prepare for a successful knowledge test, students should study the Iowa Driver’s Manual and online practice test, both available at: .

Contact: Stacy Wood from Indianola High School or 515-961-9510 ext. 2200