Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated Plan

The US Department of Education (USDOE) approved Idaho’s Consolidated State Plan (Plan) in March 2018. Prior to the 2018/19 school year, the state implemented its new school accountability system for the first time. In accordance with the Plan, schools have been identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (August 2018), Targeted Support and Improvement (September 2018), and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (October 2018).

As we strive for continuous improvement of the system, the State Department of Education conducted an evaluation of the accountability system to ensure the individual metrics and the system as a whole functioned as intended. This analysis and stakeholder feedback after the system was operationalized identified areas of the plan where additional information or updates are necessary to best serve schools and students in Idaho.

In consultation with stakeholders, the State Department of Education has amended the Consolidated State Plan and submitted these amendments to the U.S. Department of Education for review and approval.

If approved by USDE, the SDE will implement these changes in the 2019 identification cycle.