Students across Idaho are taking the SBAC test through May 26.
The Murtaugh School District was one outlier on this year’s standardized tests. Despite high poverty rates, test scores beat state averages — and improved considerably.
Members of the class of 2017 will not be required to the pass the SBAC tests if a State Board of Education rule survives the upcoming legislative session.
Statewide test scores were largely unchanged. Testing times fell well below projections.
State superintendent Sherri Ybarra said it’s “premature” to require sophomores to pass the new, much-maligned SBAC exam.
The lawsuit challenging the Idaho Core Standards — and Common Core testing — resembles cases filed in two other states.
The lawsuit, filed Monday, seeks to toss out the Idaho Core Standards established in 2013, and block the online exams tied to the standards.
This summer’s move by Boise could lead to a major testing showdown at an upcoming school boards convention and, eventually, the Idaho Legislature.
The controversial exam — aligned to Common Core standards — is likely to evolve in future years. If it survives into the future.
The American Institutes for Research consortium — the low bidder on the contract — has missed deadlines for grading the new statewide test.