IDAHO LITERACY ACHIEVEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
33-1804. idaho comprehensive literacy plan. (1) The state board of education shall develop an Idaho comprehensive literacy plan designed to create a framework for all students to be proficient in literacy and prepared to read and learn in the next grade level, as applicable to the student’s grade. The comprehensive literacy plan shall be evidence-based and include the identification of best practices for literacy development and interventions.
(2) The state board of education shall convene a group of education stakeholders consisting of, at a minimum, representation from the Idaho public school system and postsecondary education system with experience in literacy development and reading instruction and parents to review and make recommendations to the state board of education on updates to the Idaho comprehensive literacy plan. The comprehensive literacy plan shall be reviewed and updated at least every five (5) years.
(3) The comprehensive literacy plan shall:
(a) Identify the state’s strategy to ensure students develop strong literacy skills needed for future learning;
(b) Set expectations for LEA-level leadership collaboration, professional development for staff, effective instruction and interventions, and the use of assessments and data for setting locally established student proficiency and growth targets; and
(c) Identify evidence-based practices and tools aligned to the comprehensive literacy plan.
[33-1804, added 2021, ch. 292, sec. 5, p. 875.]