Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) each state is required to submit a State Plan articulating how the law will be implemented. The Idaho State Department of Education (SDE), under the direction of Superintendent Ybarra, is committed to developing a thoughtful consolidated State Plan that reflects both the new ESSArequirements and SDE's strategic plan goals in supporting schools and students to achieve.
ESSA was signed into law on December 10, 2015. This new law replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB, 2002) and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, 1965).
Idaho ESSA Consolidated State Plan Goals
- All Idaho students persevere in life and are ready for college and careers;
- All education stakeholders in Idaho are mutually responsible for accountability and student progress;
- Idaho attracts and retains great teachers and leaders.
Developing the State Plan requires meaningful consultation with stakeholders representing a diverse cross-section of district and school representatives, professional organization representatives, and state leadership members.