Idaho Misses All Yearly ESSA Benchmarks Again

Idaho Misses All Yearly ESSA Benchmarks Again

October 7, 2019

For the second year in a row, “Idaho missed all of its yearly benchmarks in math and English for vulnerable student populations,” reports Clark Corbin for IdahoEdNews.org. Missing “all 22 of the math and English language arts interim targets identified in the consolidated state plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeed Act” is a “very big concern,” according to State Board of Education member Linda Clark. Citing several factors, including the fact that “half of students are already behind when they arrive for kindergarten,” as well as problems developing the state’s ESSA plan, accountability systems, and long-term education goals, Clark said “it’s time for the State Board to revisit its ESSA plan and goals.”