Fewer than two-thirds of Idaho schools met the academic bar set by the state this year.
This is the second consecutive year that 62 percent of Idaho schools have met Adequate Yearly Progress, an academic benchmark that states are required to set and report every year under the federal No Child Left Behind law. AYP is calculated based on results of the Idaho Standards Achievement Tests. The ISAT measures reading, mathematics and language usage in grades 3-8, and science in grades 5, 7 and 10. Kuna High School met all standards except for one. A total of 75.5 percent of students classified as economically disadvantaged — a total of 153 10th-graders — were proficient on the math ISAT test. The goal is 83 percent proficiency.
Kuna High scored 90.1 percent proficient in reading among all students.
Reed Elementary missed the 83 percent target for math proficiency among all students, as 81 percent were proficient on the math ISAT test. Hispanics (67.6 percent), students with limited English proficiency (58.7 percent) and economically disadvantaged students (77.1 percent) missed the target.
Crimson Point met all targets, except for math proficiency among economically disadvantaged students (78.1 percent).
Indian Creek Elementary met all targets.
Ross Elementary missed targets for math proficiency for economically disadvantaged students and math and reading proficiency for students with disabilities.
Hubbard missed the target for language usage (73.4 percent).
Teed missed the target for math proficiency for economically disadvantaged students (82.1 percent).
As a district, Kuna missed targets for:
• math proficiency among economically disadvantaged.
• math proficiency among Hispanics.
• math proficiency among limited English proficiency students.
• math proficiency among students with disabilities.
• reading proficiency among students with disabilities.
Overall, however, 91.4 percent of all 2,625 students tested scored proficient in reading, and 85.3 percent of 2,614 students scored proficient at math. Both percentages are above the goals of 85.6 percent for reading and 83 percent for math.