Negotiated Rulemaking

The Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) is conducting negotiated rulemaking regarding the Idaho Extended Content Standards.  As part of this process, the SDE is accepting written recommendations and comments.  Please refer to our website at for draft language and background materials.  All comments must be received by the SDE on or before April 26, 2017, and will be published on the State Department of Education’s website.
DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY: The following is a statement in nontechnical language of the substance and purpose of the intended negotiated rulemaking and the principle issues involved:

The Idaho Extended Content Standards, which are the standards aligned with the alternate assessment, were adopted in 2008 and are currently not aligned with the Idaho Content standards adopted in 2010 and updated in 2017. This proposed rule will replace the English Language Arts (ELA) and Math extended standards with the Idaho Content Standards Core Content Connectors. To ensure these standards remain the most effective and up-to-date and remain in alignment to Idaho Content Standards as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act, the State Department of Education will convene a committee of Idaho Educators to review and make changes for revisions to the Core Content Connectors – following updates to, or in conjunction with, Idaho Content Standards in ELA and Math.

This rule will replace the Extended Content Standards with the Idaho Content Standards Core Content Connectors. Core Content Connectors identify the most basic grade-level, core academic content in ELA and Mathematics found in the Idaho Content Standards.

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* 3. Please provide comment in the space provided below.  Be specific as possible to the rule language when writing your comments.