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Students Continue to Perform Above Peers

The State of Idaho released results from the 2019 Idaho Standards Achievement Test, showing that Blaine County students continue to perform above their peers in almost all grade levels and that the overall proficiency rate in English Language Arts and Math increased again this year.  The gap between Hispanic and White subgroups remains.  The district is relentlessly focused on helping all students achieve at the highest levels.

graph of ISAT literacy and math by ethnicity

2018-19 ELA     2018-19 Math
All students:           All students:      
Grade Idaho BCSD         Grade Idaho BCSD    
3 50% 50%         3 53% 47%    
4 52% 54%         4 50% 46%    
5 57% 62%         5 45% 43%    
6 55% 61%         6 43% 49%    
7 58% 70%         7 46% 57%    
8 54% 60%         8 41% 44%    
10 59% 66%         10 33% 35%    
                       
By Ethnicity:           By Ethnicity:      
  Hispanic White       Hispanic White
Grade Idaho BCSD Idaho BCSD     Grade Idaho BCSD Idaho BCSD
3 32% 30% 55% 66%     3 31% 26% 58% 65%
4 32% 31% 57% 70%     4 29% 23% 55% 64%
5 36% 37% 62% 78%     5 25% 20% 50% 58%
6 34% 42% 60% 73%     6 22% 26% 48% 64%
7 37% 59% 63% 78%     7 24% 40% 51% 69%
8 33% 43% 59% 71%     8 19% 26% 46% 57%
10 39% 53% 64% 74%     10 15% 22% 37% 43%
                       
                       
                       
Overall Proficiency Rate - ELA       Overall Proficiency Rate - Math  
  Idaho  BCSD            Idaho  BCSD     
2016 53.20% 60.9%         2016 41.50% 44.1%    
2017 52% 57.9%         2017 41.86% 42.1%    
2018 53.70% 59.2%         2018 43.31% 44.9%    
2019 55.01% 60.5%         2019 44.43% 46.1%