(Updated Aug. 1, 2013)
Idaho is at a crossroads for measuring accountability of its schools.
The state has moved away from the Adequate Yearly Progress component of No Child Left Behind, which measured performance by the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT), and created a five star system.
The new five-star system is based on multiple factors, including academic growth, proficiency and – for high schools – college and career readiness.
Under the star rating system, four and five star schools will be recognized as excellent and serve as examples to other schools. Three star schools will be recognized as good, but will be required to create an improvement plan. One and two star schools are considered to be in need of improvement, must develop an improvement plan and will receive assistance from the State Department of Education.
This searchable database includes AYP results from 2011-2012 as well as schools’ first two years of ratings under the new five star system.
- Start by selecting the appropriate school district, then pick the school you want to see results for.
- To select more than one school to compare, PC users should hold down the “Ctrl” button and click on as many districts as they would like to compare. Mac users should hold the “command” button down while they click on the districts they would like to compare.
- At any point click the “search again” tab to start a new search.
- Note: In some cases, a school’s star rating was listed as not determined. This could be due to a number of factors, but is primarily the case in school that only serve a limited number of grade levels and do not administer the ISAT.
- Data collected by the Idaho State Department of Education.