Educator Effectiveness

The purpose of the Educator Effectiveness program is to support and facilitate the State Board of Education’s governance of Idaho’s public K-20 school system. The primary focus of the program is to work with issues related to the quality and effectiveness of the educators in the state’s public K-12 school system, including preparation of educators at the postsecondary level.

Educator Evaluation Reviews

Pursuant to Idaho Code § 33-1004B(14), a review of a sample of instructional staff and pupil service staff evaluations shall be conducted annually. Reviews are conducted in two phases:

Educator Preparation Programs

A learner-ready educator is one who is ready on day one of his or her career to model and develop in students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed today including the ability to think critically and creatively, to apply content to solving real-world problems, to be literate across the curriculum, to collaborate and work in teams, and to take ownership of their own continuous learning.

Idaho Educator Pipeline

The State Board of Education annually reviews the condition of our educator pipeline through the Educator Pipeline Report. This report provides a foundation for understanding the issues facing Idaho’s educator pipeline.

Administrative Certificate Renewal Requirement

In conjunction with the passage of the Career Ladder legislation H296 (2015), lawmakers amended Idaho Code §33-1204 to include a coursework requirement for all Idaho administrators seeking renewal of their administrative certificate. In addition to a lab component to ensure rater–reliability in evaluation, the required coursework must also include the following.

Blended Learning Professional Development

In partnership with Dell Technologies and the Idaho State Board of Education, consultants from Advanced Learning Partnerships (ALP) have designed customizable resources for LEAs to use as part of your ongoing professional learning for educators. Keep reading for more details or watch a short video to learn about this project and the opportunity available to your LEA.