BOARD APPROVES COMPLETE COLLEGE IDAHO PLAN
(Idaho Falls). The Idaho State Board of Education today approved a revised Complete College Idaho (CCI) Plan, the State’s blueprint to increase educational attainment. The Board’s goal is that 60 percent of Idahoans 25 to 34 years old will have a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2020.
This plan aligns with the Governor’s Project 60 to grow the State’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to $60 billion and the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) initiative to foster innovation and spur economic activity. The CCI Plan focuses on developing the talent and skilled workforce vital to Idaho’s economic success.
Initiatives within CCI include plans to increase and improve access for Idaho students, efforts to reform remediation at the postsecondary level, identification of performance measures to be used with performance based funding at our public higher education institutions, and new approaches to degree and certificate programs to decrease the amount of time it takes for students to finish a postsecondary experience.
“The Board is committed to improving the educational attainment of Idaho students and the Complete College Idaho Plan is how we do that,” said Ken Edmunds, President of the State Board. “Increased educational attainment has been linked to increased personal income, more informed decision making and greater participation in society.”
The CCI Plan was vetted with stakeholders across the state over the last several months. Feedback from students, educators, businesses, and community groups was incorporated into the plan based on surveys, focus groups and community forums. More information about the Complete College Idaho Plan is available on the Board’s web page www.boardofed.idaho.gov.
The Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) is the policy-making body for all public education in Idaho and provides general oversight and governance for public K-20 education. To learn more about the Idaho State Board of Education, please visit www.boardofed.idaho.gov.