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Kuna School District students will be participating in a number of assessments during the 2011-2012 school year. Please click view our 2011-12 Assessment Calendar.
Under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, every school in the State of Idaho is required to meet certain standards of measurable achievement, or Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP). AYP is determined based upon Spring Idaho Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) scores for each school and for the school district as a whole.
There are over 50 different targets by which a school or the district can meet or miss AYP. The following link shows a list of each and every target that schools are required to meet: Making or Missing AYP
Schools who do not meet each and every AYP target for Reading, Math, Language Usage, or Graduation Rate are considered to be in AYP "jail." You can view a list of Kuna schools and their AYP status by selecting the following link: KSD School AYP Status. You can learn more about No Child Left Behind, the Idaho Standard Achievement Test, or Adequate Yearly Progress by visiting the Idaho State Department of Education website.
Assessment and Accountability Reports
To access important information and reports regarding accountability and/or assessment, please utilize the following links:
The federal law known as "No Child Left Behind" provides accountability standards for schools across Idaho and the United States. Idaho’s State Board of Education has set annual school achievement goals in compliance with the provisions of the law. These goals are based on student performance on the ISAT, Idaho’s statewide standardized test.
Schools must meet 41 benchmarks to reach achievement requirements known as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Schools can meet 40 out of 41 benchmarks and still not make AYP.
If a school does not meet accountability requirements for two consecutive years, the students at that school are provided the "School Choice" option. If the school does not meet benchmarks for a third consecutive year, students are provided with the opportunity to access "Supplemental Educational Services" (SES). Schools meeting requirements for two consecutive years are no longer required to offer these options to students. Additionally, schools that are impacted by boundary changes and/or consolidations are not required to offer these options to students because they are considered a new school.
The following information details steps for participation in School Choice and SES if your student is in a school and/or category that qualifies.
School choice is designed for students in Title I schools that have not met state targets for increasing student achievement for two or more years. You will receive a letter in August notifying you that your student qualifies for school choice. If you decide to take part in school choice, complete the following procedures to access this option:
- Complete the School Choice Request Form and return it to your current school office.
- Schedule a meeting with your current building principal to discuss your decision and potential IEP and/or other service implications.
- Wait for Transportation to notify you regarding your bus information for the choice school.
2011-2012 Choice Schools:
Indian Creek Elementary, K-3
Silver Trail Elementary, K-6
School Choice Participation Data:
- School choice was not required for any of our Title I schools in 2007-2008.
- School choice was not required for any of our Title I schools in 2008-2009.
- 7 students out of 754 eligible students participated in School Choice during 2009-2010 (Hubbard and Ross Elementary Schools).
- No students out of 540 eligible students participated in School Choice during 2010-11 (Hubbard Elementary).
- 14 students out of 991 eligible students participated in School Choice during 2011-12 (Hubbard and Reed Elementary Schools).
Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
Supplemental Educational Services are additional academic instruction opportunities designed to increase the academic achievement of students in schools that have not met State targets for increasing student achievement (adequate yearly progress) for three or more years.These services may include before and after-school tutoring. They are offered through public or private sector providers that are approved by the state.
Only students who come from low-income families that attend Title I schools who have not met all of the student achievement goals for three or more years qualify for SES services. If more students qualify than the budget allows, students will be prioritized based on proficiency and subgroup.
2011-12 Supplemental Services:
- Hubbard Elementary
- Reed Elementary
If you receive a letter notifying you that your student qualifies for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) you will:
- Receive information from your school principal and the district contact person, Arnette Johnson (letter for Hubbard parents / letter for Reed parents in English and in Spanish).
- Have the opportunity to apply for a service provider (list of providers).
- Submit your application to your building principal who will connect you with the provider of your choice and help in the completion of the contract. Your principal will also assist you with any problems or concerns regarding providers (application / application in Spanish).
Qualifying families will have two opportunities to enroll in SES. For the 2011-2012 school year, the two deadlines for enrollment are as follows:
- September 26, 2011 (extended to October 4, 2011)
- February 6 , 2012
SES Participation Data:
- SES was not required for any of our Title I schools in 2007-2008.
- SES was not required for any of our Title I schools in 2008-2009.
- 29 students out of the 289 eligible students participated in SES during the 2009-2010 school year (Hubbard and Ross Elementary Schools).
- 48 students out of the 139 eligible students participated in SES during the 2010-11 school year (Hubbard Elementary).
- x students out of the 439 eligible students participated in SES during the 2011-12 school year (Hubbard and Reed Elementary Schools).
For more information regarding assessment and accountability in the Kuna School District, please send an email to Karlynn Laraway or call (208) 472-9702.