Comment Sought on Proposed Utah Educational Leadership Standards

The Utah State Board of Education is seeking public comment on its proposed Utah Educational Leadership Standards. Clear and consistent leadership standards can assist all educational stakeholders in understanding these expectations. These standards, grounded in current research and the real-life experiences of educational leaders, articulate the leadership that our schools need and our students deserve. They are student-centric, outlining foundational principles of leadership to guide the practice of educational leaders so they can move the needle on student learning and achieve more equitable outcomes for all students. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Nov. 2, 2017

In its November 2 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education (USBE): Advanced Utah Educational Leadership Standards for public review and began the process for updating both the state’s K-5 and 9-12 Science Standards and Early Childhood Core Standards. Voted to suspend a statewide writing assessment for grades 9-10 for the 2017-18 school year. Began looking at potential statutory change requests for the upcoming Utah legislative session. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Agendas for Nov. 2 – 3, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Nov. 2 beginning at 8 a.m. The Board will hold a Finance Committee meeting on Friday, Nov. 3, beginning at 8 a.m.; Board Law and Legislation Committee and Board Standards and Assessment Committee will meet on Friday, Nov. 3 beginning at 9 a.m. The Board will also meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and blind on Friday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. and hold a study session later that day beginning at 2 p.m. All meetings will be held the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Utah Selects New Statewide School Testing Provider

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) will begin negotiations with Questar Assessment Inc. for a five-year, computer-adaptive testing contract that will begin being used in schools in the 2018-19 school year. . . . → Read More

In its October 12 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Delayed setting an effective date for approved changes to core course requirements for grades 7 and 8 and referred the rule back to committee for further consideration. Revised its funding priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Priorities include funding growth and a 5.5 percent increase in the weighted-pupil unit. Appointed Darin Nielsen as Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning. . . . → Read More

Public Hearing on Rule R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School General Core

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. This hearing is being convened to receive public comment on Administrative Rule R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School General Core. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Sept. 7, 2017

In its September 7 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Moved forward a Board plan to restructure the state’s educator licensing system. Approved Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan. Named Leah Voorhies as Assistant Superintendent of Student Support. . . . → Read More

USBE Charter School Appeal Panel Hearing Scheduled Sept. 5, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education Charter School Appeal Panel will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 on the Utah State Charter School Board’s decision to terminate the charter of Kairos Academy. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Aug. 4, 2017

In its August 4 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Approved the use of end-of year SAGE tests for high school freshman and sophomores in spring 2018. Added flexibility to middle school/junior high school course requirements. Forwarded a draft copy of Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan to the Governor and Legislature for their review. . . . → Read More