Education

2017 ISAT results published, number of students tested increased

IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - The State Department of Education released the results of the 2017 Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) 2017 for districts and schools.

The K-12 Report Card publicly reports on student performance from the Spring 2017 ISAT in English language arts (ELA), math and science. 

The information includes student results for schools, districts and the state.

The reports include aggregated scores for all students and results detailed by 19 groups reflecting ethnicity, gender, special program status such as English learners and more.

Idaho saw increases in the numbers of students tested with about 5,000 more students testing in 2017 than in 2016 in ELA and math. The overall participation rate was slightly over 98% for both tests statewide.

With the increase in test takers, scores for 2017 varied slightly when compared to results from 2016.

“We are expecting a much higher level of skill and knowledge of our students to ensure they are college and career ready,” said Sherri Ybarra, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “My team is digging deeper into the data so we can align our state and federal resources to support student and school success as we transition into a new accountability system that helps targets resources where they are most needed.”   

You can view the K-12 Report Card at http://apps.sde.idaho.gov/ReportCard.


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