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Education Requirements

Elementary School

R277-700-4
Utah Board of Education Rule.

A. The Board shall establish a Core Curriculum for elementary schools, grades K-6.

B. Elementary School Education Core Curriculum Content Area Requirements:

1. Grades K-2

  • a. Reading/Language Arts;
  • b. Mathematics;
  • c. Integrated Curriculum.

2. Grades 3-6

  • a. Reading/Language Arts;
  • b. Mathematics;
  • c. Science;
  • d. Social Studies;
  • e. Arts:
    • i. Visual Arts;
    • ii. Music;
    • iii. Dance;
    • iv. Theatre.
  • f. Health Education;
  • g. Physical Education;
  • h. Educational Technology;
  • i. Library Media.

C. It is the responsibility of the local boards of education to provide access to the Core Curriculum to all students.

D. Student mastery of the general Core Curriculum is the responsibility of local boards of education.

E. Informal assessment should occur on a regular basis to ensure continual student progress.

F. Board-approved CRT's shall be used to assess student mastery of the following:

  1. reading;
  2. language arts;
  3. mathematics;
  4. science in elementary grades 4-6; and
  5. effectiveness of written expression in grade 6.

G. Norm-referenced tests shall be given to all elementary students in grades 3 and 5.

H. Provision for remediation for all elementary students who do not achieve mastery is the responsibility of local boards of education.