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ID Announces Plan to Submit ESSA Plan in September

April 18, 2017

The Idaho State Dept. of Education announced it will submit an ESSA implementation plan in September. The State Board will review the plan in June and vote on final approval in August.

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

April 5, 2017

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Submitted Plans   Arizona: Submitted Plan (1/09/17) Connecticut: Submitted...

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ID State Board Seeking Public Input on State Plan

October 19, 2016

The Idaho Board of Education is seeking public input as it develops accountability plans to implement under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The Board will host a forum in Lewiston on October 20 from 6-8 pm at the Lewis-Clark State College. “We think this is...

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Idaho to Release State ESSA Plan

October 6, 2016

Jeff Church, spokesman for the state Dept. of Education, indicated that Idaho is planning to release a draft of its state plan within the next few weeks. Education leaders will seek public input on that plan through November.

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State Board Unanimously Endorses New Accountability Framework

August 11, 2016

Members of the State Board of Education gave preliminary approval to “the first accountability system to govern Idaho schools in years.” Board members unanimously endorsed the new accountability framework, which is still under development and will take effect during the 2017-18 school year. The Board...

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ID State Board Pushes Back Against Summative Rating Requirement

June 13, 2016

A State Board of Education subcommittee reported that they will “push back against a potential federal education reporting requirement” under ESSA. The proposal which would require states to assign a comprehensive, summative rating for each school does not “sit well” with the board’s Accountability and...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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ID Dept. of Education Forms Working Groups

April 6, 2016

The Dept. of Education announced they will form working groups focused on Idaho’s transition under ESSA. The groups will look at specific issue areas including migrant education, English learners, standards and assessment, accountability, educator effectiveness and others. Read more here.

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