2016 SAGE Results




– More Utah students gained proficiency in math and science while English language arts proficiency levels held steady, according to results from 2016 Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) annual assessment released by the Utah State Board of Education. However, due to a technicality in the state law governing school grading, fewer Utah schools earned grades of A or B. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 13 – 2016

Artwork by students at Butler Middle School/ Canyons SD




In today’s ENR: Report: Half of Utah students who report using alcohol are also vaping. State school board debate series starts in Ivins. USU hosts inaugural Girls in Aviation Day at Logan-Cache Airport. 3,500 Acrea of Utah Trust Land at auction to benefit Public Schools. . . . → Read More

September Meeting Summary




In its September 9, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Preliminarily approved an amended new rule giving the Board some oversight to the Utah High School Activities Association, but not dealing with student athlete transfer. . . . → Read More

Board to Recommend Legislative Changes




The Utah State Board of Education will recommend considerable changes for the state’s assessment and accountability system to the Utah Legislature later this month, after voting Friday to affirm a framework proposal made by a Board task force. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 8 – 2016

"Turn your imagination on" by Ethan Weaver, Jordan School District.




In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert anticipates no tax increase for education. A lobbyist group hopes to put a tax increase for education on the ballot. Sen. Urquhart, a member of the Senate Education Committee and Education Interim Committee, resigns. Sen. Urquhart, a member of the Senate Education Committee and Education Interim Committee, resigns. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 24 – 2016

"Fly to be Free" by Kal Jo, grade 2/Provo School District.




In today’s Education News Roundup: This year’s ACT scores are released. Utah maintains status quo, national scores drop as more students take the test. The Facebook tax break is off the table. KUTV looks at injuries at schools. Tribune editorial board sticks up for SAGE testing. . . . → Read More

Utah ACT Composite Scores




In 2016 39,824 Utah students – which includes all public school students – took the ACT college entrance exam and posted an average score of 20.2, the same average score as was posted in 2015, according to data released today by ACT. Nationally, composite scores dropped from 21.0 in 2015 to 20.8 in 2016. . . . → Read More

Students Improve on Math and Science SAGE Tests




SALT LAKE CITY – Utah public school students on average improved in mathematics and science and held steady in English language arts (ELA) end-of-level tests in 2016, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 16, 2016

Utah PTA Reflections Contest artwork/ Education News Roundup




In today’s Education News Roundup: It appears Jordan School District will vote for tax breaks for the Facebook development. There is some national (and local) follow up to the new APT license. What does a $60 million football stadium do for a high school football team … or a high school for that matter? . . . → Read More