In The Classroom
Posted on September 12, 2014
Fresh, compelling evidence on the link between income and kindergarten reading readiness comes from Boise School District Superintendent Don Coberly.
Writing in Data Points, where Coberly focuses on student achievement and education analysis, he shows a correlation between the percentage of students who receive free or reduced lunches at elementaries and the lower percentage of kindergarteners who get the top rating on the Idaho Reading Indicator.
The Idaho Reading Indicator is a short test of reading ability in which students are ranked as reading on grade level, near grade level or below grade level.
Posted by Bill Roberts on September 11, 2014
West Ada School District’s attempt to pacify both sides in the contentious debate over what to do with “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” seems to have lowered the temperature of the debate among parents.
Posted by Bill Roberts on August 20, 2014
Idaho juniors showed little growth in the number of students who are considered college ready, based on scores from April’s SAT exam.
Posted by Bill Roberts on June 13, 2014
It's called the summer slide — that time year when students are out of school and tend not to read books. The result is that many students lose some of the reading ground they've made through the academic year.
Posted by Bill Roberts on June 5, 2014
Idaho's education reform movement, created out of recommendations from Gov. Butch Otter's Task Force for Improving Education, faces an uncertain future with the surprise defeat in the May 20 primary of Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, chairman of the Senate Education committee, says a task force member from North Idaho.