BOISE, Idaho -- An education research center is backtracking on how it characterized Idaho in a report about the nation's largest for-profit online education provider.
The Associated Press reported Thursday the study found K12 Inc. students in Idaho and four other states were falling behind in math and reading. But the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado issued a correction Friday, saying the student achievement findings were based on national evidence and not specific to any state.
Further, researchers examined federal data on Idaho but their information on the state's K12 students was incomplete compared to what they had for Arizona, Arkansas, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Specifically, researchers lacked Idaho's state math and reading assessment results.
Researchers maintain their overall conclusion that K12 Inc. students are lagging in math and reading.