K-12 Accountability

The Accountability Oversight Committee is an ad hoc committee of the State Board of Education. The committee is responsible for providing recommendations to the State Board of Education regarding Idaho’s accountability and assessment system, including any changes or improvements that are needed.

Accountability Oversight Committee

In January 2016, the State Board of Education tasked the Accountability Oversight Committee with providing comprehensive recommendations to establish a new K-12 statewide accountability system. The new system will be piloted statewide in the 2016-2017 school year, with the intention of gathering substantial public feedback prior to submitting the state’s proposed accountability system to the U.S. Department of Education for full implementation in the 2017-2018 school year.

The Accountability Oversight Committee welcomes public feedback regarding the direction that educators, parents, and stakeholders believe the state should take for the new accountability system. Those interested in providing feedback should send it in writing, via e-mail to Alison Henken.

Idaho Accountability Framework

Past Meetings

Adequate Yearly Progress

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is defined as the minimum level of improvement that Idaho school districts and schools achieve each year as determined under the federal No Child Left Behind Act and Idaho State Board of Education rules.

AYP Annual Yearly Growth Awards

This award is given to schools who have made AYP for two consecutive years or more, and achieved a 10% increase in proficiency in 2008.