Idaho

Idaho Misses Nearly All ESSA Benchmarks

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...

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Idaho Ed Officials Looking for Feedback on Accountability System

According to Idaho EdNews, state Education officials “are asking for the public’s feedback on a series of proposed changes to Idaho’s school accountability plan.” This plan, which is mandated by ESSA, “outlines goals for Idaho’s education system, benchmarks schools should meet and steps to be...

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“Mixed Reviews” for Idaho School Improvement Efforts

Looking at Idaho’s “plans for improving low-performing schools,” Clark Corbin reports that Promise to Practice peer reviewers praised the state “for using education coaches to help drive school improvement.” However, peer reviewers also “raised questions about whether Idaho is doing enough to direct school improvement...

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ID Says Nearly Half of Schools Need Improvement

“Since August, the State Department of Education has flagged 46 percent of all Idaho public schools as needing improvement,” reports Clark Corbin. In total, “336 of Idaho’s 725 public schools and charters have been identified for improvement” under the state’s ESSA-inspired accountability system.

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Idaho Identifies Struggling Schools

Clark Corbin reports that in Idaho State Department of Education officials recently released a list of the state’s 29 lowest-performing schools as part of the state’s ESSA plan. Schools were identified based on a variety of indicators—assessments, student growth, ELL proficiency, student surveys, graduation rates, college and...

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State Board Approves Revised ESSA Plan

In Idaho, the State Board of Education has approved a revised ESSA plan following the U.S. Department of Education’s request last year “for clarity and more information.” Idaho State Board and State Department of Education representatives revised portions of Idaho’s ESSA compliance plan at a...

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Student Survey a “Go” in Idaho

Kevin Richert reports for Idaho EdNews that the state’s “controversial” and ESSA-inspired statewide student survey “is still on for this spring—but the state has switched its survey vendor.” The online survey will occur in April and May.

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