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Ybarra: Not surprised by House vote, says pilot school districts ‘love’ the new reading assessment

Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra has issued this statement on the House’s vote to kill her office budget, amid a dispute over the Idaho Reading Indicator:

“I am not surprised by this vote, and I’m pleased Rep. Ryan Kerby highlighted concerns that expansion of IRI funding wasn’t in the budget. I have been hearing from districts across the state concerned that the pilot will not be expanded. The pilot districts love the assessment because it gives them far more data on student performance than the old test. This vote allows us to continue to work on getting the new IRI expanded to all districts.”

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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