Idaho’s K-12 Education Task Force Debates New School Accountability Standards

Idaho’s K-12 Education Task Force Debates New School Accountability Standards

October 24, 2019

As Clark Corbin reports in the Idaho County Free Press, Governor Brad Little’s K-12 education task force debated a recent proposal “to launch a new school accountability system that is based around growth in K-3 reading scores.” Instead of evaluating proficiency levels, the new system would “focus on growth to proficiency” by using the “Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) test as the tool for measuring K-3 reading levels.” Idaho’s current school accountability system is still relatively new, having been approved by the Department of Education in 2018 “as part of Idaho’s consolidated state plan to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act.”