Statewide SBAC scores beat projections

Statewide numbers were released Wednesday. District- and school-level results remain unavailable.

Troubled SBAC grading job carries $3 million price tag

Despite delayed results, the state says it will not seek penalties from its test vendors.

From Wyoming, a familiar Common Core caution

Test scores are expected to drop when students are tested on Common Core standards.

States begin analyzing SBAC tests

Education officials are compiling thousands of survey responses from students and teachers.

State’s testing chief to leave

TJ Bliss, Idaho’s point person on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test rollout, will leave the state at the end of the school year.

Luna changes course on Common Core test

Originally, all Idaho students in grades 3-11 were required to take the new test this spring. Now, schools will be allowed to opt out of testing ninth and 10th graders.

Report: Idaho scores will drop sharply

The percentage of Idaho students scoring at or above grade level in math and reading is expected to drop from the 80-to-90-percent range down to 30-to-40 percent as teachers and students transition to Idaho Core Standards and the SBAC.

Testing … 1 2 3 … from the expert

The State Department’s TJ Bliss answered questions from Idaho educators about the new assessments for students and how they impact school accountability.