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(11), a review of a sample of instructional staff and pupil service staff evaluations shall be conducted annually.

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.

Rural and Underserved Educator Incentive Program

The Rural and Underserved Educator Incentive Program will provide direct repayment of educational loans of eligible educators or the reimbursement of eligible educational expenses such as additional degrees, advanced degrees, career technical certifications, or other educational expenses of eligible educators.

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.

Idaho Educator Mentoring

Pursuant to Idaho Code § 33-1201A, any instructional staff employee or any pupil service staff employee will receive mentoring as outlined in such employee’s individualized professional learning plan during the initial three (3) years of holding such certificate.

Educator Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Program

Registered Apprenticeship is an employer-driven model that combines on-the-job learning with related instruction that increases an apprentice’s skill level and wages. Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” model - apprentices receive a paycheck from day one, so they earn wages while they learn on the job.

Accelerating Math Learning Collaborative

The intent of this grant is to improve grades 3-9 mathematics assessment and instruction to accelerate student learning in response to the pandemic educational disruptions.

Paraprofessional Requirements

Per IDAPA, paraprofessional is a noncertificated individual who is employed by a local education agency to support educational programming.