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Almo Elementary School

Students read at Almo Elementary School, one of the smallest schools in it’s district, on Nov. 17.

BOISE — Teams of key educators from school districts and charter schools across Idaho will be training on a new reading test throughout June.

Provided by Istation, the new test drew positive reviews from pilot schools for its more complete view of students’ skills, Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra said in a statement.

Trainees will become the trainers of elementary school teachers so they can administer the new online test to all students in kindergarten through third grade. The new Idaho Reading Indicator is designed to identify how best to help them maximize their reading readiness and skills.

The system will monitor students’ progress throughout the academic year.

The new evaluation was approved by lawmakers in the last legislative session.

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