State officials say there is no cause to be concerned over the widespread failure.
Idaho education leaders are still waiting to hear U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s assessment of the ESSA plan.
Beginning this spring, public school students will take a survey as part of Idaho’s school accountability program.
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.
After reviewing the plan, Idaho’s governor will issue a written response.
State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra faces a Sept. 18 deadline to submit the ESSA compliance plan to the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
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 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.