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Demonstrated Competency - Competency Measures Project

The Competency Measures Project was created in response to the Utah Administrative Code Rule R277-705-3, which requires districts to have policies and procedures to award credit based upon demonstrated competency. Districts in collaboration with the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) curriculum section are currently developing competency measures to deploy in a consistent manner statewide to meet the credit awarding requirements of state law and Board rule.

Board Goal:

  • Promote competency and the achievement of high learning standards for each child while partnering with families, educators, and communities in various ways.

Anticipated Results:

  • The Curriculum and Instruction Committee will be provided with an update on the Competency Measures Project and the development of policies and procedures that are currently under way in connection with this project. Discussion will ensure related to the procedures to establish and implement a competency based assessment process for students to obtain high school credit.


  • Credit earned through Demonstrated Competency Assessments will be accepted by all public and charter schools as required by State Law but may not be accepted by some private schools. Students enrolled at private schools should speak with a school administrator before taking a Demonstrated Competency Assessment.
  • The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) does not recognize courses completed through credit-by-exam; Demonstrated Competency Assessments cannot be used to meet NCAA eligibility.
  • Students must receive letter grades in required courses in order to be eligible for Utah Regent Scholarships. Credit earned through Demonstrated Competency may receive letter grades according to local board policies; however competency exams do not automatically generate letter grades.





Testing Centers

Davis Regional Testing Center
Districts Served: All districts north of Davis County
Phone: (801) 402-5385 | asteuart[at]dsdmail[dot]net(E-mail)

Granite Regional Testing Center
Districts Served: All districts south of Davis County
Phone: (385) 646-6042 | gsdtestingcenter[at]graniteschools[dot]org(E-mail


Stephanie Wood
Science Specialist, K-12
Credit Recovery Coordinator
Demonstrated Competency Coordinator
Granite School District
2500 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115-3110
Phone: (385) 646-4239 | swood[at]graniteschools[dot]org(E-mail)