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 teachers at the postsecondary level.
The Career Ladder legislation passed in 2015 (H296) established the Master Educator Premium to recognize and financially reward outstanding educators.
In conjunction with the passage of the Career Ladder legislation in 2015 (H296), 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:
A learner-ready teacher 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.