In The Classroom
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.
The number of students who scored at least 1550 points over all three sections of the exam — critical reading , math and writing — was 25 percent, up from 24 percent in 2013. A score of 1,550 indicates a student will likely do well in college, according to the College Board, which provides the test.
That number wasn’t available from the state when it released its SAT report on Friday Aug. 16.
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.