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NAEP reading proficiency percentages for Idaho's Class of 2013 improved steadily from the 4th grade to 8th grade to 12th grade, while NAEP mathematics proficiency percentages dropped steadily from the 4th grade to 8th grade to 12th grade. Click here for details.
NAEP 2013 State Grade 12 Pilot - Results Released on
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Click NAEP on navagation bar for Idaho's Grade 12 results!
School Improvement Surveys . . . .
The K-12 survey instruments for students, staff and parent offered here were developed, adapted, and/or revised by Oregon classroom teachers in the Albany and Ontario school districts from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. They are not intended for commercial use. They are made available here for free use by educators who want to assemble "quick and dirty" data to support their school improvement decisions and program evaluations. No scoring service is currently available, but model printouts are provided to guide self-scoring.
Click "Surveys" on the navagaton bar for more information about the K-12 school improvement surveys: Opinion Survey for Students (OSS, Grades 6-12); Opinion Survey for Parents (OSP, Grades 6-12); Instructional Quality Survey (IQS, All Staff, K-12); Student Opinion Questionnaire (SOQ, Grades 1-9); and Parent Opinion Questionnaires (POQ, Grades 1-9).
School Reform in Idaho . . . .
Problems with Albertson's "Don't Fail Idaho" Media Campaign:
- Using Letter Grades (i.e., A, B, C, etc.) to Understand NAEP's Achievement Levels (Idaho Education News)
- A Close Look at Don't Fail Idaho's Student Achievement Message. PowerPoint (1,170kb) or PDF (440kb)
- Don't Fail Idaho Misreports Student Achievement (PDF 260kb)
Other notes about school reform in Idaho:
- Supervision and Control of Idaho's Public Schools
- p1304071 Idaho Education Field Guide confuses the issue by using NAEP Proficient
- p1304051 Histograms and percentile ranks for Idaho's White students vs. national peers
p1304181 No difference in NAEP Proficient for Idaho charter vs. neighborhood schools
Note: This website will use "neighborhood school" rather than "not-charter school" or "not-a-charter school" or "regular school" or "traditional school" when conducting and reporting comparative data analyses.
NAEP . . . .
Widespread misuse of NAEP results promotes wariness of American public schools!
Much dissatisfaction with student achievement in public schools springs from the
improper use of results
from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to compare states or to "confirm" state testing results.
The two most frequent abuses are (1) using NAEP scores based on student samples to rank order the fifty states and
(2) comparing NAEP's 1990 stipulated definition of above-grade-level proficient with
the state's 2001 "NCLB required" definition
of at-grade-level proficient. To better understand these
unnecessary and unfortunate errors, browse through these two short,
peer-reviewed papers available online at . . . .
♦ 2007 Using NAEP to Confirm State Test Results in the No Child Left Behind Act
♦ 2005 Please Don’t Use NAEP Scores to Rank Order the 50 States
Click "NAEP" on the navagation bar for more information about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), how NAEP scores should be interpreted, and reports presenting Idaho's NAEP results.
Home Page Data Display . . . .
Idaho vs. Nation on Inflation Adjusted K-12 Per Pupil Expenditures: 2000-2011
In constant 2011 dollars (i.e., inflation-adjusted dollars):
- The recession that hit Idaho and the nation in 2008, hit the Idaho K-12 public education community in 2002.
- Idaho's average K-12 per pupil expenditure was $2,130 below the national average in 2002, $2,759 below in 2005, $3,496 below in 2008, and $3,837 below in 2011. The deficite increased over 80% between 2002 and 2011.
- Nationwide schools spent $10,658 per K-12 pupil in 2011, which was $97 less than in 2008, but $1,070 more than in 2002.
Idaho schools spent $6,821 per K-12 pupil in 2011, which was $438 less than in 2008, and $637 less than in 2002.
Cornman, S.Q. (2013). Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2010–11 (Fiscal Year 2011) (NCES 2013-342). Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved April 14, 2014, from http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013342.pdf
This and past "Home Page Data Displays" are available as PDF files.