Fitness Matters, Wellness Works! Exercise for Body and Mind

Man and woman in yoga tree pose, smiling

Utah State Superintendent Larry K. Shumway is challenging all members of the state’s educational community to get active and fit during this school year. In this Fitness Matters, Wellness Works! post, read how exercise improves your body and mind. . . . → Read More

Computer Adaptive Testing: Measuring Individual Student Growth and Proficiency

The Utah State Board of Education is looking to adopt a computer adaptive assessment system that would be based on the Common Core Standards, give immediate feedback to students, parents and teachers and fulfill requirements for the U-PASS testing system and ESEA. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup for January 24, 2012

Chinese Dual-Immersion Kindergarten Class

Today’s Top Picks: Senate Education Committee endorses bill on reducing class size. Corner Canyon High Cougars or Energizer Bunnies? The story just keeps going and going. What will the President say about education in tonight’s State of the Union address? Gov. Herbert takes on the State of the State tomorrow. Check out the activity sheet for fourth graders and look for at least one Utah seventh grader to be featured. And why are there such big disparities in the number of special education students in the different states? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for January 24. . . . → Read More

2012 Utah Legislative Session Begins

Utah students preform during the opening ceremonies in the Utah House of Representatives on the first day of the 2012 Legislative Session.

The 2012 Utah Legislative session began on Monday and was there to capture the events. Check out our photos from the first day of the 45-day general session. Education continues to be a top issue at the Utah Legislature and we’ll keep our eyes on the hundreds of education proposals expected to be introduced this session and provide regular updates on their pogress at the Utah Capitol. . . . → Read More

College and Career Readiness Assessment: Measuring and Encouraging Individual Student College and Career Readiness

As a part of its Vision and Mission Statement, Promises to Keep, the Utah State Board of Education has adopted a new Utah Common Core in Language Arts and Mathematics. These standards are backmapped from College and Career Readiness Standards. As a second pillar to the Promises to Keep foundation, the Board supports the adoption of a College and Career Readiness Assessment. . . . → Read More