Resources

Accountability

The Utah State Board of Education makes annual accountability determinations for schools based on student academic outcomes and growth. As a state, we are also committed to using fair accountability models to accurately differentiate the performance of schools.

Refer to the Utah Accountability Technical Manual for detailed information on the indicators of school accountability, method for calculation, and business rules for Utah's School Accountability System.

Schools Identified under the Utah State Legislature Title 53E-5-3: School Turnaround and Leadership Development.

Resources

Performance Thresholds for School Grades

School Grading Exemption Request Form

Utah State Board of Education Resolution Number 2016-XX: Resolution Establishing the Assessment and Accountability Policy Advisory Committee

Utah Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Draft Methodology for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) English Language Proficiency (ELP) Indicator

Utah ESEA Flexibility

Utah ESEA Flexibility Approved Plan

Utah ESEA Flexibility Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Utah ESEA Flexibility Request

Student Growth Percentiles (SGP) | Student Growth Target (SGT) Explainer
YouTube

Reports

Comprehensive School Improvement (CSI)

2018-2019

2017-2018

Rank Lists

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

Title I Rank Lists

2017-2018

School Turnaround

Cohort 1

Cohort 2

Title 53E-5-3: School Turnaround and Leadership Development
Utah State Legislature

2018-2019

2017-2018

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 95% Participation 

2018-2019

2017-2018

Targeted School Improvement (TSI) 

2018-2019

2017-2018

Archived Reports

Contact

Ann-Michelle Neal
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7651 | E-mail

Assessment to Achievement

The Assessment to Achievement program provides implementation support in using data, creating collaborative structures, and engaging in evidence-based instructional practices to increase student achievement. Using content tailored to schools’ needs, the Assessment to Achievement program leverages evidence-based strategies in combination with implementation science to improve student outcomes. School and district teams who participate in this four-year program increase their own expertise in collaboratively analyzing multiple data points and using the analysis to inform instructional and program decisions that positively influence students and schools.

What is Assessment to Achievement (A2A)?

Utah State Board of Education Assessment to Achievement: Impacting Student Learning and Growth in Utah Schools

Who is Participating?

Since 2015, as many as 75 schools have participated in the program. The current cohort (Cohort 3) began the program during the 2019-2020 school year and will participate through the 2022-2023 school year.

Assessment to Achievement Cohort 3 Participants

What are Educators Saying about Assessment to Achievement?

Assessment to Achievement (Full Version) | Assessment to Achievement (Short Version)
YouTube

Contact

Lisa McLachlan
Assessment to Achievement Project Manager
Phone: (801) 538-7673 | E-mail

Data Management

The Utah Office of Administrative Rules R277-404-9: Data Exchanges requires the Utah State Board of Education to provide direction to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) detailing the data exchange requirements for each assessment. This section is intended to give Assessment Directors access to resources, trainings, documentation, and tools in order to manage data for each assessment.

Assessment Core Codes

Acadience Core Code Priority List 2019-2020

Dual Immersion Core Codes 2019-2020

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)/Utah Alternate Assessment (UAA) Enrollment 2019-2020

Utah Core Standards Benchmarks Core Codes

English Language Arts (ELAs) Core Codes 2019-2020

Mathematics Core Codes 2019-2020

Science Core Codes 2019-2020

Readiness, Improvement, Success, Empowerment (RISE)

English Language Arts (ELAs) Core Codes 2019-2020

Mathematics Core Codes 2019-2020

Science Core Codes 2019-2020

Resources

Aspire
Utah State Board of Education Student Information System (SIS)

Secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Utah State Board of Education Moveit

Student Enrollment File Format

Contact

Melissa Preziosi
Data Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7949 | E-mail

Reporting

The page contains additional resources for analyzing and interpreting statewide assessment results.

Title 53E-4-311: Analysis of Results.Staff Professional Development
Utah State Legislature

Confidence Range

Utah Aspire Plus Predicted ACT Scores

Contact

Lisa McLachlan
Reporting Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7673 | E-mail

Special Education Services (SES)

Special Education Assessment
Utah State Board of Education Special Education

Contact

Tracy Gooley
Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7887 | E-mail

Utah Compose

Utah Compose is a formative assessment tool that is provided free of charge to all public school teachers and students in grades 3-12. It is a web-based writing program designed to help Utah public school students in grades 3-12 improve writing through practice, immediate feedback, and guided instructional support.

Educators can assign the pre-packaged prompts that include source material that provides students with the needed textual evidence required in effective writing; or teachers can write and add their own prompts and stimulus material to assign to students.

Prompts and lesson supports are provided in four genres: opinion-argument; informative/explanatory; narrative; and constructive-response/short answer; across multiple content areas. Reports are provided with detailed results that can be used to inform writing instruction across disciplines and to assist students in setting learning goals.

Utah Compose Formative Writing Tool
Measurement Incorporated (MI)

Utah Compose Help Desk

E-mail support@utahcompose.com 

Contact

Kim Rathke, Masters of Education (M.Ed.); Nationally Board Certified Teacher (NBCT)
Formative Assessment and Test Administration Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7876 | E-mail

Utah Test Item Pool Service (UTIPS)

The Utah Test Item Pool Service (UTIPS) is a formative assessment tool provided to all Utah K-12 educators for use in any subject area (e.g. Career and Technical Education (CTE), Social Studies, Health Education, etc.) at any grade level.

Educators can use the UTIPS tool to write their own assessment items to assign to their students in a variety of formats including multiple-choice, multi-select, hot text, matching, and short-answer questions. An equation editor is provided for teachers and students. Automated scoring is available for all item types except writing. Assessments can be shared across classrooms, schools, and across Utah. Reports have been updated and provide detailed results that can be used to inform instruction and to assist students in setting learning goals.

UTIPS was launched in 2011 in a collaborative effort between the Utah State Board of Education and the Utah Education Network (UEN) and includes a Utah educator-created item bank for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The UTIPS item bank was realigned to the 2013 Utah Standards ELA and Mathematics. New items were added to the item bank in 2019 (math) and 2020 (ELA).

UTIPS Help Desk

E-mail utipshelp@schools.utah.gov

Students must contact their teacher(s) for UTIPS assistance. No Help Desk assistance is provided to students.

Contact

Kim Rathke, Masters of Education (M.Ed.); Nationally Board Certified Teacher (NBCT)
Formative Assessment and Test Administration Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7876 | E-mail