Idaho

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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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia: Final Plan Approved (1/19/18) Hawaii: Final Plan Approved (1/19/18) Idaho: Final Plan Approved (4/3/18) Illinois: Final...

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ID Submits ESSA Plan to U.S. Dept. of Ed

Idaho submitted its ESSA plan to the U.S. Dept. of Education “after Gov. Butch Otter gave the plan his approval.” However, “in a letter to the State Board of Education, Otter asked for more details about how Idaho will deal with its lowest performing and...

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ID Plan Goes to Gov. for Review

The Idaho State Board of Education unanimously approved the state’s draft ESSA plan. Gov. Butch Otter will review the document for 30 days before final submission.

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ID Dept. of Ed Releases Final Draft ESSA Plan

The Idaho Dept. of Education released the state’s final draft ESSA plan for public review. Karlynn Laraway, the state Department of Education’s director of assessment and accountability, stated, “We will be presenting the final draft of the plan for consideration and a vote of approval...

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