2015 NAEP Math and Reading Results

In contrast to the nation, Utah fourth graders made statistically significant gains in reading on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), according to data released today. Utah’s fourth graders also held steady in math achievement while the nation as a whole declined. Utah eighth graders also made gains, though not statistically significant gains, in both math and reading while the nation declined in both, NAEP said. . . . → Read More

New Utah Program

The Utah State Office of Education announced today the creation of the Utah Center for the Advancement of Reading Excellence (UCARE) aimed at improving services for gifted and talented readers in 60 low-income, Title I schools throughout the state. . . . → Read More

USOR Interim Director Named Associate Superintendent at USOE

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Brad C. Smith today named Scott Jones as associate superintendent for business and operations at the Utah State Office of Education. Jones has been serving as interim director of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. Before that Jones served as finance director for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. . . . → Read More