The front page of the Idaho Statesman today highlighted one of the many success stories we’ve seen in Idaho’s public education system in recent years.
Canyon Springs High School, the alternative high school in Caldwell, has made the academic goal, known as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), for two years in a row. Making AYP is no easy task for any school. To make AYP, schools have to meet 41 different academic achievement indicators every year.
Schools across the state have shown great progress over the past three years. Two-thirds of Idaho public schools met statewide student achievement goals in 2009, up from just one-fourth of Idaho schools in 2007.
For the past two years, Idaho has led the nation for the increase in the number of schools making AYP.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna has touted the success of Canyon Springs High School and other schools and districts across Idaho in recent presentations to the Idaho Legislature and other organizations.
Read the full story of Canyon Springs’s success online at IdahoStatesman.com.
~ Melissa M.