A "New School" is one that, in the process of having already restructured according to NCLB requirements, has become significantly different and has demonstrated substantial academic improvement. In other words, the way it does business now is highly distinguishable from the way it looked when first entering into AYP needs improvement status. Districts may petition the State Board of Education for New School status on behalf of such schools, and the committee appointed by the State Board will evaluate the school holistically to make a determination. Schools that petition the State Board for New School status must be in Year 4 or beyond of Needs Improvement Status.
Update (January 9, 2012): The Department of Education will not be conducting the New School Status petition review in 2012 because of pending changes to the accountability system that are part of Idaho's ESEA Flexibility Waiver Request.
|New School Webinar - February 14th|
|New School Status Presentation 2-14-2011|
|Assurance Page - New School Status Petition (2011)|
|Rubric for Evaluating Restructuring Plans Revision II 032206|
|Portfolio Organization Outline|
|2011 Quality Indicators for Identifying a New School|
|AYP Timeline Chart-Formatted 7-2010|
|Breaking the Habit of Low Performance|
|Crosswalk - Rubric Categories to Quality Indicators|