Idaho



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Idaho State Board of Education consists of eight members, each serving a five-year term. The board members are appointed by the governor. The Chief State School Officer also serves on the State Board of Education.

The state board of education has the authority over:

  • Teacher Licensure
  • Summative Assessments
  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Oversees Charter School Authorization

Governor

C.L. “Butch” Otter (R)

Chief State School Officer

Sherri Ybarra

Elected by a partisan ballot

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 47.3%

English Language Learners: 4.5%

Served by IDEA: 9.3%

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1996

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 48

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 20,449

Charter School Cap Law: None

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Idaho intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about Idaho’s ESSA approach.