ID Senate Education Committee Chairman Requests Update on State’s ESSA Plan

ID Senate Education Committee Chairman Requests Update on State’s ESSA Plan

June 27, 2017

This week, House Education Committee Chairwoman Julie VanOrden and Senate Education Committee Chairman Dean Mortimer “called the rare summer meeting to receive an update on Idaho’s ESSA plans.” Lawmakers were told that the plan is being revised “to make it more feasible for public schools to meet the newest benchmarks.” The changes will deal mostly with the state’s increase of proficiency percentages among sub-groups, which was deemed too aggressive.