No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
The federal law known as "No Child Left Behind" provides
accountability standards for schools across Idaho and the United
States. Idaho’s State Board of Education has set annual school
achievement goals in compliance with the provisions of the law.
These goals are based on student performance on the ISAT,
Idaho’s statewide standardized test. Schools must meet 41
benchmarks to reach achievement requirements known as Adequate
Yearly Progress (AYP). Schools can meet 40 out of 41 benchmarks
and still not make AYP.
If a school does not meet accountability requirements for two
consecutive years, the students at that school are provided with
"School Choice" as an option. If the school does not meet
benchmarks for a second consecutive year, students are provided
with the opportunity to access "Supplemental Educational
Services" (SES). Schools meeting requirements for two
consecutive years have the opportunity to start over and both of
these options are no longer available. Additionally, schools
that are impacted by boundary changes and/or consolidations may
start over as well.
The following information details steps for participation in
School Choice and SES if your student is in a school and/or
subgroup that qualifies.
Public School Choice
If you receive a letter notifying you that your student
qualifies for school choice:
What does that mean? School choice is designed for students in
schools that have not met State targets for increasing student
achievement (adequate yearly progress) for two or more years.
See the link below for further details.
Supplemental Educational Services (Free Tutoring)
Some schools that miss goals for No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
for two or more years may have to offer students the opportunity
to receive extra tutoring at no cost to the parent. This is
called Supplemental Educational Services (SES). See the
link below for further details.