School Choice Score: 0%
Charter Schools Score: 75%
While Idaho’s law allows for universities to authorize charter schools no university has stepped up to authorize charters. Instead the majority of charter schools in Idaho are authorized by the Idaho Charter School Commission which has become increasingly regulatory and harmed the autonomy of charter schools.
Online Learning Score: 75%
Legislation was passed via SB1091 to appropriate funds for the development and maintenance of an online course portal, begun by the State Department of Education (SDE). This portal will include online courses from the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, one of the largest state virtual schools, from school districts, charter schools, and post-secondary institutions.
Teacher Quality Score: 0%
Student success represents 1/3 of Idaho’s teacher evaluation criteria. While unsatisfactory performance is grounds for dismissal teachers must be placed on probation first which could continue to have subpar teacher sin the classroom. Student performance is not the preponderant factor in tenure decisions. Teachers with less than eight years of experience are ineligible for performance pay.
- Source: State Teacher Policy Yearbook