Education News Roundup: April 29, 2015

Utah State Board of Education members Brittney Cummins, Linda Hansen and Laura Belnap attended the 2015 CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Payson High rodeo star Wyatt Johnson, who was named Sports Illustrated April High School Athlete of the Month. This is a first for rodeo athletes. Utah State Board of Education is still looking for your feedback on the proposed middle school science standards. There was a meeting last night in Vernal. Next meeting is May 6 in Provo. The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP, but pronounced “nape”) has released 2014 results in U.S. history, geography, and civics. These are only national results. No state-level data is available. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 29. . . . → Read More

Measuring Student Progress

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

We live in an age of measurement. Polls abound. Evaluations of everything from products to services are abundant. Student testing is intense. This emphasis on measuring results is frequently good; when we have measured the success or weakness of something, we better know how to improve performance. I believe, however, that the emphasis on measurement also has its downside. . . . → Read More

Utah Ranks 10th in Percentage of Students Passing AP Exams

The College Board today announced that with more than one out of five members of the class of 2011 passing an Advanced Placement (AP) exam, Utah ranked tenth in the nation for percentage of students passing AP exams. Utah, California, and Colorado were the only three Western states in the top 10. . . . → Read More

UT ranks 10th in nation for successful AP experience

The College Board has just released its 7th Annual AP Report to the Nation. The good news from the national report is that the College Board ranks Utah 10th in the nation for the percentage of students from the Class of 2010 who scored a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement exam. . . . → Read More