Opportunity Scholarship Report 2016 – Full Report

In 2013, the Idaho Legislature expanded the existing Idaho Opportunity Scholarship by directing money from other scholarship programs into the Opportunity Scholarship. Funding for the Opportunity Scholarship increased from approximately $1.045 million in FY2014 to approximately $5.127 million in FY2015 and $5.191 million in FY2016. The legislation that expanded the Opportunity Scholarship also directed the Idaho State Board of Education to evaluate the program on a regular basis. This paper serves as the first step in that evaluation.