Utah Eighth Graders Top Nation in Science; Fourth Graders Ranked Eighth




SALT LAKE CITY – Utah eighth graders turned in the best science scores in the nation in 2015, collectively raising their average score by five points and beating the national average by eight points, according to data released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. Utah fourth graders raised their average score by six points, enough to rank eighth in the nation in 2015, NAEP also reported. . . . → Read More

Utah Students Hold Steady in Fourth, Eighth Grade Math, Reading




Utah fourth and eighth graders held steady academic performance in math and reading in 2011, according to data released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. . . . → Read More

In curbing underage drinking, it’s “Mind over Matter”




All of Utah’s public school fourth graders recently received a copy of “Mind over Matter,” a CD with seven songs reinforcing the healthy life skills learned in the Prevention Dimension lessons. The package also has resources for parents to help start a conversation at home about the effects of underage drinking. . . . → Read More