Education News Roundup: Sept. 26, 2017

Utah State Board of Education releases 2017 school grades. College Board releases 2017 SAT scores and Utah public school 2017 AP scores. The Utah scores are looking good. Utah Policy looks at Our Schools Now ahead of the 2018 election. 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year Aaryn Birchell discusses how she got there. New ECS study looks at the portability of teaching licenses. Is ninth grade the key to high school success? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah School Grades Decline Slightly in 2017

Mirroring a slight decrease in student scores from the Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) tests in language arts, mathematics and science released earlier this month, fewer Utah elementary schools earned grades of A or B this year. There was, however, a slight uptick in Utah high schools earning a grade of A, according to results released today by the Utah State Board of Education. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Meeting Agenda for Aug. 3-4, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education will hold committee meetings, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold a study session at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, August 3, 2017 beginning at 8 a.m. The full Board will meet on Friday, August 4 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Board’s Salt Lake City office. . . . → 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

Education News Roundup: Feb. 27, 2017

Utah State Capitol

Bill to halt funding flow from K-12 to higher ed hits a hurdle. House votes to eliminate letter grades for schools. State Charter School Board votes to put Franklin Discovery Academy on probation. Parents of transgendered children ask for a meeting with Trump administration officials. Ed Week looks at what schools can and cannot do to protect undocumented students. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 17, 2017

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Gov. Herbert says it’s unlikely there will be a tax overhaul this year. But legislative leaders aren’t so sure there won’t be. Replacement school grading bill advances. State Board/Charter Board authority bill also advances. Secretary DeVos points to Florida as a school choice model for the nation. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

2016 SAGE Results

– More Utah students gained proficiency in math and science while English language arts proficiency levels held steady, according to results from 2016 Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) annual assessment released by the Utah State Board of Education. However, due to a technicality in the state law governing school grading, fewer Utah schools earned grades of A or B. . . . → Read More

PACE and School Grades Stats

Utah State Office of Education Logo

Here are some statistics from the 2014 Utah accountability reporting on PACE and school grades released on Monday, Dec. 15 by the Utah State Office of Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 3, 2013

In today’s ENR: Utah releases first-ever school grades. Utah Democrats take on Utah GOP on school funding. SITLA will move forward with oil leases in the Book Cliffs. KSL’s Sunday Edition focused on education. Sen. Reid wants to give the Governor the power to fire the State Superintendent. Links to these articles and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 3. . . . → Read More