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Curriculum and Instruction
Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) by Istation
Idaho's Reading Indicator (IRI) is administered to all K-3 public school students. IRI is an early reading screener and diagnostic assessment. The screener is mandatory for Idaho public school students in the Fall and Spring with optional winter administration. Progress monitoring is available to all students.  Learn more about the IRI here.  
Idaho Standard Achievement Tests (ISATs)

The Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) Comprehensive Assessment System consists of Interim Assessments which are optional test given during the school year to help monitor student progress; year-end Summative Assessment and access to Tools for Teachers which provides resources to teachers to use to improve student learning. Each of these are part of a coherent and comprehensive system of assessment designed to be used together to improve teaching and learning. Click HERE for more information.


College Entrance Exams

Idaho offers the SAT to all public high school junior and the PSAT/NMSQT to all public high school sophomores at no cost to districts, schools, parents, or students. Click HERE for more information.


Dual Credit

Thanks to partnerships with Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University, College of Western Idaho, and Treasure Valley Community College, we offer more than 20 courses for college credit including: Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Public Speaking, American National Politics, English 101, Introduction to Literary Genres, Introduction to French, Intermediate French, College Algebra & Trigonometry, Introduction to Statistics, Essentials of Chemistry, Introduction to Engineering, Engineering Graphics and Design, Elementary Spanish I & II, Intermediate Spanish I, Intermediate Spanish for the Native or Near-Native Speaker, Personal Finance, Introduction  to Business, Math in Modern Society, College Algebra, High School of Business, Principles of Marketing AP U.S. History.


Advanced Placement 

We are constantly growing our Advanced Placement (AP) offerings. These courses prepare students to take AP tests and depending on their score earn college credit. Offerings include: Statistics, Chemistry, U.S. History, English Language & Composition; English Literature & Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Physic 1, Human Geography, Biology, StudioArt 2-D Design, and Student Art Drawing. 


The Caldwell School District provides well rounded Career Technical Education opportunities for our students. Programs support the following career pathways: 

  • Administrative services 
  • Agriculture and natural resources and plant sciences 
  • Automotive, 
  • Certified nurse assistant, 
  • Engineering
  • High School of Business,
  • Hospitality services
  • Marketing  
  • Medical assisting, 
  • Pharmacy technician, 
  • Plant Science
  • Rehabilitative sports medicine, 
  • Welding
Caldwell is home to the College of Idaho and branches of Treasure Valley Community College and College of Western Idaho and CSD enjoys partnerships with these higher education institutions as well as others in the Treasure Valley. 

Caldwell Schools CTE Programs are open to all students. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or language skills.

Los programas CTE de Caldwell Schools están abiertos a todos estudiantes. No discriminamos por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, género, discapacidad o habilidades lingüísticas.