2012 AP test Scores Increase

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SALT LAKE CITY – Nearly 2,000 more Utah high school students – a 10.5 percent increase – took Advanced Placement (AP) tests in 2012 and increased their success rate by more than 11 percent over 2011 figures, the according to data released by the College Board today. . . . → Read More

Utah students make gains in AP pass rates in 2011

A total of 18,508 Utah students took 29,851 Advance Placement (AP) exams in 2011 and passed them at a rate of 68 percent, according to data released today by the College Board, creators of the AP exams. This represents a 7.5 percent increase in AP participation in Utah and an increase of 1 percent in passage rates. . . . → Read More

Why the “Nation’s Report Card” assessment, NAEP, is unreliable

Utah State Board of Education Member Dave Thomas blogs for UtahPublicEducation.org "Closing the Achievement Gap"

“Many of my colleagues have asked me why I am so opposed to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and their fifty state rankings that appear on a bi-annual basis. Or why I cringe when someone calls NAEP the ‘gold standard?’” Read the latest blog post from Utah State Board of Education Member Dave Thomas (District 4). . . . → Read More

Education Reform: Utah v. Florida

Utah State Board of Education Member Dave Thomas blogs for UtahPublicEducation.org "Closing the Achievement Gap"

Utah State Board of Education Member Dave Thomas analyzes the data behind the buzz surrounding Florida’s education reforms. How do Utah’s reforms stack up? . . . → Read More