February 10, 2000

Exiting Standards

The Idaho legislature will soon vote on the adoption of high school exiting standards. The graduating classes of 2005 will be the first to be affected by the new standards. These standards, developed over the past two years by a special commission, identify what Idaho students should know before they will be able to graduate from a public high school.

Proponents say the standards are needed to guarantee consistency, quality and accountability for both Idaho students and teachers. Guests discuss whether the standards are potentially too difficult and if all subjects have been included.