K-12 Accountability

Accountability in the K-12 school system is focused on holding school districts, schools, and educators responsible for student results. To ensure our high school graduates are well-prepared for higher education and the workforce, the Idaho State Board of Education sets high expectations for our schools and students.

On August 16, 2017, State Board of Education President Linda Clark and Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra signed Idaho’s Consolidated Plan. The Idaho Consolidated Plan details the process the state will use to identify schools that are performing well and those that need support and improvement. The plan was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in September 2017, and was approved on March 29, 2018.

The Idaho State Department of Education’s Assessment and Accountability Division facilitates the state’s accountability system, gathering and analyzing appropriate data and providing resources and guidance to schools that need support. The first identification process under the state’s new accountability will occur in August and September 2018, and the state’s redeveloped school report cards will be available online in December 2018.

Accountability Oversight Committee

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.