Overview of Student Achievement Measures in Melba:
Idaho’s current accountability system–known as Idaho’s Five-Star Rating System–will more accurately measure and recognize the academic performance in Idaho’s schools. Under the previous accountability system required by the federal No Child Left Behind law, the state was only able to use one metric–proficiency (or how many students can pass a test) –to determine the academic quality of a school. Each year, the state reported whether or not each school made “Adequate Yearly Progress,” or AYP based on how many students in a school reached proficiency on the ISAT.
Idaho submitted its waiver application in February 2012, and the U.S. Department of Education approved Idaho’s new accountability system in October 2012. Now, the state has moved away from the restrictions of the federal No Child Left Behind law and is implementing a new accountability system that more accurately measures the academic quality of each school and better communicates the results with parents and families. Whereas under the old system schools either met AYP or did not meet AYP based on a single measure, the new accountability system in Idaho provides a spectrum that more accurately describes a school’s academic performance using multiple measures. Under the Five-Star Rating System, the state uses multiple measures, including academic growth, graduation rates and indicators of success in college and the workforce. This is a summary of Melba School District for the 2012-2013 school year.
For additional information please contact Andy Grover, Superintendent, at 495-1141.