Idaho Misses Nearly All ESSA Benchmarks

Idaho Misses Nearly All ESSA Benchmarks

May 21, 2019

Clark Corbin reports for Idaho EdNews that the state “ has failed to meet 33 of 34 interim targets for long-term goals outlined in the state’s plan to comply with federal education law.” Despite the plan incorporating a “series of yearly interim targets that incrementally broke down the difference between the long-term goal and the baseline,” to ensure that the state is monitoring its progress, Idaho ultimately fell short. In addition to the targets, Idaho’s ESSA plan lays out a “series of performance and achievement goals they hope to meet by 2022,” which call “for increasing test scores and closing achievement gaps.”