Idaho

“Mixed Reviews” for Idaho School Improvement Efforts

Looking at Idaho’s “plans for improving low-performing schools,” Clark Corbin reports that Promise to Practice peer reviewers praised the state “for using education coaches to help drive school improvement.” However, peer reviewers also “raised questions about whether Idaho is doing enough to direct school improvement...

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ID Says Nearly Half of Schools Need Improvement

“Since August, the State Department of Education has flagged 46 percent of all Idaho public schools as needing improvement,” reports Clark Corbin. In total, “336 of Idaho’s 725 public schools and charters have been identified for improvement” under the state’s ESSA-inspired accountability system.

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Idaho Identifies Struggling Schools

Clark Corbin reports that in Idaho State Department of Education officials recently released a list of the state’s 29 lowest-performing schools as part of the state’s ESSA plan. Schools were identified based on a variety of indicators—assessments, student growth, ELL proficiency, student surveys, graduation rates, college and...

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State Board Approves Revised ESSA Plan

In Idaho, the State Board of Education has approved a revised ESSA plan following the U.S. Department of Education’s request last year “for clarity and more information.” Idaho State Board and State Department of Education representatives revised portions of Idaho’s ESSA compliance plan at a...

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Student Survey a “Go” in Idaho

Kevin Richert reports for Idaho EdNews that the state’s “controversial” and ESSA-inspired statewide student survey “is still on for this spring—but the state has switched its survey vendor.” The online survey will occur in April and May.

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State Ed Board Reconsiders Student Survey

According to Idaho Ed News, after an outcry from educators, the state’s Board of Education is “poised to change its controversial plan to identify low-performing schools in part based on student surveys.” Teachers and administrators felt the survey was biased, and “feared what would happen...

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ID Public Schools to Use Student Engagement Survey

Next year, as part of the state’s plan to comply with ESSA, Idaho public school students will be able to grade their schools and teachers via a student engagement survey. Students “in grades 3 through 12 will be asked questions in three different categories: school...

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