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State of Idaho

Grades Served:
Kindergarten - Grade 12

English Learner Progress

Are Students Learning English Making Progress Toward Proficiency?

English language proficiency is the level of knowledge and skill with the English language required for academic success. Whenever a student increases their level of knowledge and skill, they are making progress toward English language proficiency, which has a direct impact on success in academic subjects and in career and college.

Percent of students reaching proficiency


19.3%

Percent of students reaching proficiency

19.3%

Grades served

Kindergarten

1.6%

Grade 1

1.6%

Grade 2

11.7%

Grade 3

20.7%

Grade 4

46.3%

Grade 5

44.9%

Grade 6

15.6%

Grade 7

14.3%

Grade 8

17.3%

Grade 9

19.4%

Grade 10

14.6%

Grade 11

15.6%

Grade 12

8.3%

Race/Ethnicity

Native American or Alaskan Native

6.5%

Black/African-American

14.1%

Asian

33.7%

White

23.9%

Hispanic or Latino

18.4%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

13.3%

Multiracial

31.5%

Student Group

Students from Low Income Families

17.8%

Students with Disabilities

4.5%

Students in Foster Care

10.0%

Students who are Homeless

8.7%

Students from Military Families

20.4%

Students from Migrant Families

15.3%

Percent of students making progress


62.4%

2020 Target: 77.5%

Percent of students making progress

62.4%

Grades served

Grade 1

89.4%

Grade 2

85.5%

Grade 3

68.5%

Grade 4

75.7%

Grade 5

76.0%

Grade 6

37.8%

Grade 7

32.1%

Grade 8

36.7%

Grade 9

47.9%

Grade 10

43.8%

Grade 11

40.8%

Grade 12

27.8%

Race/Ethnicity

Native American or Alaskan Native

49.2%

Black/African-American

65.8%

Asian

76.1%

White

69.3%

Hispanic or Latino

60.6%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

66.2%

Multiracial

70.1%

Student Group

Students from Low Income Families

62.2%

Students with Disabilities

33.2%

Students in Foster Care

69.0%

Students who are Homeless

63.0%

Students from Military Families

70.7%

Students from Migrant Families

68.0%

How did students in Idaho do in the past?

Idaho introduced new proficiency and progress measures for English Learners in 2020 and results are not comparable with previous years. See additional information on these metrics at the State Department of Education’s Accountability Data & Explainers page at https://www.sde.idaho.gov/assessment/accountability/explainers.html.

Percent of students reaching proficiency

Percent of students making progress