Announcement: Idaho Receives Accountability Waiver for Next Year
In response to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the State Department of Education has received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for various assessment, accountability, and reporting requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Under this waiver, Idaho will not identify schools for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI Up), Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI), or Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) prior to the 2020-2021 school year. Schools identified under these categories in the 2019-2020 school year will maintain their status in 2020-2021 and will continue to receive the same support.
The waiver also applies to several metrics on the school report card. Idaho State Department of Education staff are continuing to work with the U.S. Department of Education and other stakeholders to determine the content for this year’s reporting. We will share updates via this page and the Assessment & Accountability newsletter as we finalize these details.