Data

Data Gateway

The Utah’s Educational Data Gateway is a resource provided by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) that allows the public and school personnel to access education-related data. USBE uses data to analyze student performance and inform educational improvements at the policy, state board, and classroom level.

Accountability and transparency in education data is important for parents and the community as a tool to help inform decisions about their student’s educational choices. The reports found here in the Data Gateway are designed as a tool to provide that information to help concerned individuals see the results of the measurements of student learning outcomes.

At the same time, the performance data and personally identifiable student information data needs to be kept save, private, and follow federal and state standards and laws, including FERPA, to maintain student data security and privacy. While the data used by the USBE and Local Education Agencies (LEA) is comprehensive, the data made available to the public is masked to avoid unintended disclosure of personally identifiable information at summary school, LEA, or state level reports.

Data Security and Privacy

In this age of data-driven decision making, data is foundational to the success of the process. Whether discussing student-achievement, program monitoring, education funding, accountability or any other education-related conversation, data is at the center of the discussion. The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is required by state and federal law to collect and store student and educator records. USBE takes seriously its obligation to protect the privacy of data collected, used, shared and stored. This page contains state and federal policies for data privacy and security procedures, as well as guidance and resources for various stakeholders.

USBE Student Data Privacy
Utah Education Network (UEN)

Contact Information

Whitney Phillips, Ph.D.
Chief Privacy Officer
Phone: (801) 538-7523 | E-mail

Data Request

The primary purpose of USBE data is to support required state and federal reporting, funding of local education agencies, education accountability, and public reporting. Data requests outside of this scope can only be accommodated when resources are available. If a data request is approved, it will be filled based upon a USBE priority list that may not be in accord with the requester’s timeline.

Please note that USBE charges $60/hour for time spent on data requests beyond two hours.

If confidential or student level data is needed, please refer to the Educational Research Proposal.

The following form may be used to petition the USBE for non-confidential data.

Non-Confidential Data Request Form

Data will be sent in Excel or CSV file format unless specified otherwise.

Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)

Why should I be interested in the CRDC and what data is collected?

The CRDC is a mandatory data collection, authorized under the statutes and regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and under the Department of Education Organization Act (20 U.S.C. 3413). The CRDC is a feature of the ED Office for Civil Right (OCR) designed to collect data on key education and civil rights issues for all the nation's public schools which is used to inform strategy for administering and enforcing the civil rights statutes for which OCR is responsible.

The CRDC collects an assortment of information about students and educational programs in public schools, including enrollment, educational services and outcomes, disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency and disability.

Where do I go to get more information?

U.S. Department of Education:

Contact Information
Please feel free to contact Partner Support Center (PSC) if you have any questions or ideas!

Partner Support Center (PSC)
U.S. Department of Education
Phone: (855) 320-6459 | Fax: (888) 329-3336 |(888) FAX-EDEN | E-mail

Who can I contact locally?

Aaron Brough
Utah State Board of Education (USBE)
Data Quality Manager
Phone: (801) 538-7922 | E-mail

Tyler Mills
USBE
Information Technology Analyst
Phone: (801) 538-7922 | E-mail

Data Conference

Upcoming Data Conference

Spring Data Conference 2018 
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m 
Location: Utah State Library 
250 N. 1950 W. 
Salt Lake City, UT. 84116 

Past Data Conference

Fall Data Conference 2017 (September 21Agenda | Presentation