Education News Roundup: Sept. 22, 2017

Park City deals with high opt-out rates on SAGE. Utah Association of Public Charter Schools names Syracuse Arts Academy the Outstanding Charter School of the Year. ENR notes with sadness the passing of former Utah State Board of Education Member Greg Haws. ED approves Massachusetts’ ESSA plan. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Scores on annual end-of-level Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) tests in language arts, mathematics and science dipped slightly in 2017 for the first time in four years, the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) reported today. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Meeting Summary: June 2, 2017

In its June 2 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Discussed the progress of public schools and education governance with Gov. Gary R. Herbert. Prioritized an audit of school fees among district and charter schools to look at equity and access issues for students. Agreed to exclude high school junior SAGE and ACT test results this year where schools could choose between the tests. The ACT scores will be used for school accountability reports beginning with the 2017-18 school year. Ratified the appointment of Patty Norman as Deputy Superintendent of School Achievement. . . . → Read More

What’s Next for School Grades?

If you’re one of the educators, parents, or students wondering what comes next in school grading, student testing, and education accountability in Utah, the Utah State Board of Education has a new two-page flyer that may be of help. . . . → Read More

Meeting Agenda for September

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a study session, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, and meet as a full Board on Friday, September 9 beginning at 8 a.m., at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. Highlights of this month’s meeting include: . . . → 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 2 – 2016

Summer School/Education News Roundup.

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education comments on proposed ESSA regulations. A national perspective on the ESSA regulations. Davis School District looks at its standardized testing options. Carnegie Mellon University teams up with the Utah STEM Action Center and two Utah colleges on technology and education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 2, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 12, 2016

Farm to School Program/ Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: School Children’s Trust Director Tim Donaldson discusses trust management. Rock Canyon Elementary School demolished. GOP platform writers in Cleveland give thumbs down to federal transgender guidance in schools, but thumbs up on use of the Bible as literature in school. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 12, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 15, 2016

SAGE Brochure

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education Members and Legislators discuss SAGE testing. They also look at the teacher shortage. And the State Board creates a new pathway to a teaching license. State revenue picture is weakening. Utah State Board of Education District 15 (Washington, Iron) primary debate was last night. District 7 (Salt Lake City, Park City) debate is tonight. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 15, 2016. . . . → Read More