The Division of Federal Programs is committed to providing support to Idaho schools and districts in their efforts to improve student achievement and ensure that Idaho students are proficient in meeting our state standards and prepared for a successful future. The Division of Federal Programs includes all federal programs in the State Department of Education, with the exception of statewide assessments.
This focus on systemic improvement is accomplished through a range of services that touch upon the many layers within the system, such as the Idaho Building Capacity (IBC) Project, parent and community involvement, implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI), a Superintendents Network of Support, and other programs. In fact, national leaders in school improvement and several states are now looking to Idaho as an example because of its high quality and innovative Statewide System of Support.
The Special Education (SPED) team provides general supervision and support to schools and districts to ensure a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities, ages 3-21, resulting in improved post-school outcomes.
The Student Engagement & Postsecondary Readiness team is comprised of a range of programs and services designed to foster and establish optimal conditions for learning and readiness for college and career. This includes addressing barriers to postsecondary education, toxic school climates, suicide, dropout, habituation to low expectations and delinquency during, and after, school hours. These issues are significant impediments to student success throughout K-12 and beyond.