May 12, 2015
July 28, 2017
The Idaho Dept. of Education released the state’s final draft ESSA plan for public review. Karlynn Laraway, the state Department of Education’s director of assessment and accountability, stated, “We will be presenting the final draft of the plan for consideration and a vote of approval...
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...
June 20, 2017
The Idaho Dept. Public Instruction released the state’s sixth draft ESSA plan for public review and comment. Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra also “opened a 40-day public comment period. Idahoans can review the draft and leave feedback online through July 30.”
June 15, 2017
The Idaho Education Association and Idaho School Boards Association sent a letter to Governor Butch Otter and State Board of Education members expressing their frustration in continuing to be “excluded from drafting Idaho’s state ESSA plan.” ISBA Executive Director Karen Echeverria said, “The importance is obvious...
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.
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. Approved Plans Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) Nevada: Final...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.