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School Report Cards

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School Report Cards

The Idaho State Department of Education publishes an annual School Report Card on all Idaho public schools. The 2015-16 report cards provide a summary of each school’s performance on the Idaho Standard Achievement Assessments in English Language Arts/ Literature, Mathematics and Science (for selected grades). Previous years include additional assessment information as well as additional information the state uses to evaluate schools in Idaho. Parents may access the state report cards by clicking on the link below. (Once in the Idaho State Schools Report Cards, click on the tab "School Years" to locate the year(s) and school(s).)


National &; International Tests (Grades 4, 8, &; 12)

National and International Assessments:

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

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NAEP, also known as the "Nation's Report Card,". The Idaho State Board of Education includes NAEP (at grades 4, 8, and 12) in the state testing program because it gives us comparative state and national information about student achievement in reading, mathematics, science, and writing.

Idaho administrative law does require that students enrolled in Idaho public schools (and public charter schools) participate in NAEP, if selected, just as they would in the Idaho Standards Achievement Tests (ISAT) or any of the other state mandated assessments.

The state window for NAEP testing is late January 2019 through early March 2019.  Schools selected for NAEP testing are: 

Fremont Middle School
Kuna Middle School
Reed Elementary     

How do I help my students prepare for NAEP? 

4th Grade Sample Questions


8th Grade Sample Questions


International Assessments

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International Assessments allow us the unique opportunity to compare the performance of students in the United States with the performance of students in other countries. International assessments include Progress in International Reading Literacy (PIRLS), the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Idaho schools and students selected for participation represent the United States in these international studies conducted in over 70 countries world- wide.

English Language Profeciency (Grades K-12)

Access for ELLs- English Language Profeciency Assessment


What is Access for ELLs?

Idaho’s English Language Proficiency Assessment is administered annually every spring to calculate growth and proficiency for English Learners (ELs). All districts that serve ELs are held accountable to these growth and proficiency measures.

The annual ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards, and is a measure of the ELLs' proficiency and progress in learning English in the language domains of Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing.

What is WIDA-ACCESS for EL 2.0 Parent Information

Who takes Access for ELLs?

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs).

When is Access for ELLs given?

Students within the Kuna School District who meet the requirements for ACCESS 2.0 for ELLs assessments will participate in this assessment in February 2019.

Why is Access for ELLs given?

The purpose of Access for ELLs is to:

  • Helps students and families understand students’ current level of English language proficiency along the developmental continuum.
  • Serves as one of multiple measures used to determine whether students are prepared to exit English language support programs.
  • Generates information that assists in determining whether ELLs have attained the language proficiency needed to participate meaningfully in content area classrooms without program support.
  • Provides teachers with information they can subsequently use to enhance instruction and learning in programs for their English language learners.
  • Provides districts with information that will help them evaluate the effectiveness of their ESL/bilingual programs.
  • Meets, and exceeds, federal requirements for the monitoring and reporting of ELLs' progress toward English language proficiency.

Where and When are Results Available to Parents?

Students scores are reported in May each year.  In order to secure your child’s data, we have made the score reports available to you through Tyler, our student information system. When you log into the Tyler Parent Portal, click on the documents tile to see your child’s actual score report. Clicking on the assessment tile will show you a summary of all assessment data on your child. 

Sample Student Score Report shows what the report will look like.

Parent/Guardian Guide to the Individual Student Report, Grades Kindergarten-12Student Report, Grades Kindergarten-12

How can I help my students prepare for Access for ELLs?

 SDE- English Language Profeciency

Civics- (High School)


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What is the Civics Test?

The "civics test" means the one hundred (100) questions used by officers of the United States citizenship and immigration services as a basis for selecting the questions posed to applicants for naturalization, in order that the applicants can demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of United States history and the principles and form of United States government.
Excerpt from ID Code 33-1602 (7) 

Who takes the Civics Test?

At Kuna School District, students completing American Government in grade 12 will complete the Civics Test. 


When do students take the Civics test?

Students will participate in this assessment in either their American Government A or their American Government B classes during their senior year. 


Why do students take the Civics test?

Completing the Civics exam is a part of the State Board of Education 08.02.03 - RULES GOVERNING THOROUGHNESS. 


How can I help my students with the Civics test?

For more information visit the SDE site on Civics

College Entrance Exams (High School)

College Entrance Exams

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What are the College Entrance Exams?

PSAT/NMSQT for 10th Grade

The PSAT/NMSQT is a comprehensive assessment that provides educators, students, and families an array of data and resources. It is a tool for students and teachers that can help foster a strong college and career ready culture.


SAT for 11th Grade

On the New SAT, students are assessed on reading and writing (combined) and mathematics. An optional essay section that Idaho has chosen to include for the Statewide School Day Administration is scored and reported separately.


Optional ACT

Contact your school's counselors for assistance and more information



According to the recent College Entrance Examination rule update, ‘Students receiving special education services through a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may utilize the ACCUPLACER placement exam in lieu of the SAT or ACT.’ The ACCUPLACER Placement exams are ONLY for students on an IEP. The ACCUPLACER is NOT for every student. The ACCUPLACER must be an approved assessment through a student’s IEP team. The Special Education and Assessment Department have collaborated and created ACCUPLACER Placement Decision-Making Process to provide guidance for IEP teams on which College Entrance Exam is right.

Students on a 504 do not qualify to take the ACCUPLACER.

Who takes the College Entrance Exams?


College Entrance Examination. (Effective for all public school students who enter grade nine (9) in Fall 2012 or later.) (3-12-14)

a. A student must take one (1) of the following college entrance examinations before the end of the student’s eleventh grade year: SAT or ACT. Students who participated in the Compass assessment prior to its final administration may also use the Compass to meet this requirement. Students receiving special education services through a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may utilize the ACCUPLACER placement exam in lieu of the SAT or ACT.

b. A student who misses the statewide administration of the college exam during the student's grade eleven (11) for one (1) of the following reasons, may take the examination during their grade twelve (12) to meet this requirement: (3-25-16)

  • Transferred to an Idaho school district during grade eleven (11) and has not previously participated in one of the allowed college entrance exams outlined in Subsection 03.a;
  • Was homeschooled during grade eleven (11) and is enrolled in an Idaho high school as a diploma seeking student; or
  • Missed the spring statewide administration of the college entrance exam dates for documented medical reasons. (3-12-14)

c. A student may elect an exemption from the college entrance exam requirement if the student is:

  • Receiving special education services through a current Individual Education Plan (IEP) that specifies the student meets the alternate assessment eligibility criteria;
  • Enrolled in a Limited English Proficient (LEP) program for three (3) academic years or less; or (3-12-14)
  • Transferring from out of state to an Idaho high school in grade twelve (12).
  •  A school district, on behalf of a student, on a form established by the State Department of Education, may submit an appeal application requesting the Superintendent of Public Instruction or their designee consider another college entrance exam or college placement exam to fulfill this requirement, or exempt the student due to extenuating circumstances.

d. A school district, on behalf of a student, on a form established by the State Department of Education, may submit an appeal application requesting the Superintendent of Public Instruction or their designee consider another college entrance exam or college placement exam to fulfill this requirement, or exempt the student due to extenuating circumstances.


When do Students take the PSAT/NMSQT?

The 2018 PSAT/NMSQT testing date is Wednesday, October 10, 2018.   2018 PSAT/NMSQT Makeup day is Wednesday, October 24, 2018

When do Students take the SAT?    

2019 SAT School Day Administration: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 
MAKE UP DAY: Tuesday,  April 23, 2019 -

Why do students take College Entrance Exams?

College entrance exams are a part of the State Board of Education 08.02.03 - RULES GOVERNING THOROUGHNESS


How can I help my students prepare for College Entrance Exams?


Special Education Assessments

Alternate Assessments

What are Alternate Assessments ?

Idaho believes in high standards for all students, including students with disabilities. The overwhelming majority of students with disabilities can take the general assessment with the appropriate accommodations. For students with the most significant, cognitive disabilities for whom the general assessment is not appropriate, the administration of the Alternate Assessment based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS) may be appropriate with accommodations.

IRI Alternative Assessment

ISAT Alternate ELA/Literacy and Math Assessments

ISAT Science Alternate Assessment

Access for ELLs 2.0 Alternate Assessment

Accuplacer Placement and/or Diagnostic- Alternate SAT


Who takes the Alternate Assessments?

A student is eligible for the alternate assessment if:

  • The student has demonstrated cognitive ability and adaptive behavior that prevents completion of the general academic curriculum even with program accommodations and/or adaptations;
  • The student’s course of study is primarily functional-skill and living-skill oriented (typically not measured by State or district assessments); and
  • The student is unable to acquire, maintain, or generalize skills in multiple settings and demonstrate performance of these skills without intensive and frequent individualized instruction.

For additional details on Alternate Assessments:

State Department of Eduation-Special Education

College Entrance Exams

Special education students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that specifies accommodations not allowed for a reportable score on the approved test are exempt from the College Entrance Exam requirement under IDAPA However, if the student, parents/guardians, and the IEP Team would like the student to participate in a college entrance or placement exam, the student can participate in a state funded Accuplacer Placement test opportunity. For additional information, view the Accuplacer webpage.

Superintendent Johnson's Newsletter


Superintendent Johnson's Newsletter

View the past and recent newsletters from Superintendent Johnson to patrons and employees:
Superintendent Johnson's Newsletter...

Rumors, Questions, Feedback


Rumors, Questions, Feedback

If you heard a rumor and want clarification or want to give feedback, please use the following link:
Rumors, Questions, Feedback...

School Alert Text Messaging


School Alert Text Messaging

Text Messaging is just another important tool Kuna School District is implementing as a way to communicate to parents.

District and Community eFlyers


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School and school district-approved eflyers will keep you informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events.

  • NO SCHOOL (Labor Day) - Sept. 3

    KMS/FMS Back to School Night - 5:30 - 7:00 PM - Sept. 6

    NO SCHOOL (Teacher In-Service) - Sept. 21

    KHS Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM - Sept. 25

    IPHS Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM - Sept. 27

    KMS/FMS Student Led Conferences 6-8 PM - Sept. 27

    NO SCHOOL (State In-Service) - Oct. 4-5

    K-5 Parent Teacher Conferences and 2 hour early release - Oct. 18-19

    End of Quarter 1 (6-12) - Oct. 26



  • kids hallwayNew Student Registration - 2018-19 School Year

    All new students registering for the 2018-19 school year, can complete the registration packet by clicking the following links which are available in both English and Spanish. If you have any questions, please check out the Online Enrollment FAQ

    KinderlogoKindergarten Registration - 2018-19 School Year

    The district offers a variety of schedules and programs in order to best meet the needs of families in our community.

    Kindergarten registration for the 2018/19 school year will open Feb. 1, 2018.

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    The Kuna Way Awards

    Please help us to celebrate our colleagues and community partners who are examples of practicing the Kuna Way.

    If you know of someone who should receive this award, please nominate this person via the website feedback link.

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Kuna Mission and Vision


The Kuna School District inspires each student to become a lifelong learner and a contributing, responsible citizen.


Working together with parents, community resources and educators, each student who graduates from the Kuna School District will have the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to have the future he/she desires.