Title II-A: Supporting Effective Instruction
- The purpose of Title II-A: Supporting Effective Instruction is to provide grants to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) and subgrants to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).
The Title II-A grants:
- Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards
- Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders
- Increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders
Every Student Succeeds Act-ESSA
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) each state is required to submit a State Plan articulating how the law will be implemented. The Idaho State Department of Education (SDE), under the direction of the State Superintendent, is committed to developing a thoughtful consolidated State Plan that reflects both the new ESSA requirements and SDE’s strategic plan goals in supporting schools and students to achieve.
ESSA was signed into law on December 10, 2015. This new law replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB, 2002) and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, 1965).
Idaho ESSA Consolidated State Plan Goals
- All Idaho students persevere in life and are ready for college and careers;
- All education stakeholders in Idaho are mutually responsible for accountability and student progress;
- Idaho attracts and retains great teachers and leaders.
Developing the State Plan requires meaningful consultation with stakeholders representing a diverse cross-section of district and school representatives, professional organization representatives, and state leadership members.