Our mission is to serve the public by providing measurable information about Utah students' core knowledge, skills, and abilities; acquired through high quality valid and reliable assessments. We strive to:
R277-404: Requirements for Assessments of Student Achievement
Utah Office of Administrative Rules
For general assessment questions, please call (801) 538-7600.
The Utah State Board of Education has recently established the Assessment and Accountability Policy Advisory Committee. This committee was formally known as the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC). The purpose of this committee is to review current assessment and accountability policies, business rules, pending test administrations decisions and detailed accountability rules and implementation decisions. The committee will also assist the Board's Assessment and Accountability section to represent and inform the education communities about the Board's policies, programs, rules, and procedures. We will also be consulting on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Education Law and how it pertains to Utah's students. The meetings will be held quarterly beginning in September and usually last 2-3 hours.
If you would like to be considered for membership on this committee, please complete the following:
Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was contracted to conduct an independent evaluation of the Utah Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) in the domains of reading/writing, mathematics, and science for the 2014-2015 operational year.
In response to the call for proposals, this evaluation was organized into two studies:
The study was peer reviewed and the overall strong findings as well as areas for continued improvement are presented in the study. The study was written for readers familiar with psychometrics and as such, the executive summary, are most comprehensible for non-statistical readers. Utah State Board of Education staff looks forward to working with stakeholders to improve Utah's computer adaptive assessment and questions that firmly measure Utah standards.
Utah State Board of Education Data Gateway
Utah's Assessment and Accountability Reports
Standard Test Administration and Testing Ethics Policy for Utah Educators
Approved by the Utah State Board of Education on June 6, 2019