The Assessment department measures and improves student achievement by identifying areas needing intervention, remediation, or acceleration. We aim to inform parents and guardians about their child's progress while providing comparative local, state, and national data regarding the achievement of students in essential skill areas. We also work to identify performance trends in student achievement and student growth over time across grade levels tested.
The Idaho Reading Initiative, enacted by the Idaho Legislature, was designed to ensure that all children in the State of Idaho will master the skills they need to become successful readers. Endless research-based studies show reading skills are directly related to a child's success in school. It is the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) program goal at SDE to work with schools, teachers, and administrators to promote students' reading success.