Every Student Succeeds Act

Idaho missed 33 of 34 yearly benchmarks on its ESSA compliance plan

State officials say there is no cause to be concerned over the widespread failure.

Student survey plan still a go — despite reservations

The student surveys are a piece of Idaho’s plan to comply with federal education law. But some educators aren’t sold on the new survey vendor — and are worried about what will become of the results.

Outside group offers mixed reviews of Idaho’s ESSA plan

Idaho education leaders are still waiting to hear U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s assessment of the ESSA plan.

Schools and teachers to be graded on what kids say

Beginning this spring, public school students will take a survey as part of Idaho’s school accountability program.

Idaho’s ESSA plan goes to the feds

It took nearly 18 months and seven drafts to complete, but Idaho has turned in its 84-page plan to comply with the 2015 federal education law.

Ybarra, State Board of Education turn over ESSA plan to Otter

After reviewing the plan, Idaho’s governor will issue a written response.

State Board of Education approves ESSA plan

State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra faces a Sept. 18 deadline to submit the ESSA compliance plan to the U.S. Department of Education.

Ybarra stands firm on ESSA plan as Board braces for federal pushback

State Board of Education President Linda Clark said the feds may send Idaho’s plan back because it does not use a single, summative rating.

State Board meeting likely to shape school policy for years to come

When the State Board of Education meets Wednesday and Thursday it will take on proposed new science standards, the ESSA compliance plan and a bonus program for master teachers.

State officials debate education goals as ESSA deadline nears

State policymakers must approve longterm education goals before submitting their plan to the feds. Over the past month, officials have argued about how realistic the goals are.