IDAHO LITERACY ACHIEVEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
33-1803. legislative findings. Pursuant to section 1, article IX, of the Idaho constitution, and the state constitutional duty to establish and maintain a general, uniform, and thorough system of public, free common schools, the legislature finds that ensuring all students have access through the public schools to evidence-based reading instruction and interventions focused on developing the foundational reading skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension are significant components of ensuring that the system of public schools throughout the state is uniform and thorough. In exercising its duty of general supervision and governance of the public schools of the state, it is appropriate that the state board of education, supported by the department of education, hold local education providers accountable for demonstrating that the reading instruction they provide is focused on these foundational reading skills.
[33-1803, added 2021, ch. 292, sec. 5, p. 875.]