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  • Notice of vacancy on Instructional Materials Commission

    There is one vacancy on the Instructional Materials Commission. The State Board of Education is calling for applications to replace a lay citizen representative. The term will be four years from the date of appointment. The Commission meets at the State Office of Education twice a year – once in May and once in November.  Generally, the meetings are about five hours long. A full legislative [...]

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    Updated assessment schedule for Utah public school students

    Some tests are required by federal and state law, some by Utah State Board of Education rule, and still others by local districts, schools and charters. Many test are targeted toward specific audiences, such as English language learners or special education students. While some tests are specific to younger children, including the DIBELS fluency assessment, others are available to high school [...]

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  • Utah State Superintendent search narrows to four finalists

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah State Board of Education’s Superintendent Search Committee today continued the process of selecting a new superintendent of public instruction by inviting representatives from nearly 30 community groups to participate in interviewing several semi-finalists. The committee then met privately to select four finalists, whose interviews will be scheduled for sometime [...]

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  • Utah State Board of Education approves SAGE proficiency level cut scores

    The Utah State Board of Education on Sept. 5, 2014, unanimously approved proficiency level cut scores for SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence). Utah students were administered the new tests in three subject areas in spring 2014. Although these tests results will result in fewer Utah students showing proficiency in English language arts, mathematics and science, they offer a more [...]

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  • 09042014 MEETING

    Utah State Board of Education meeting agenda: September 4-5, 2014

    The Utah State Board of Education will meet on September 4-5, 2014 in the Utah State Office of Education Board Room, 250 East 500 South, in Salt Lake City. Thursday’s work/study session will focus on standards setting and on Board roles and responsibilities. No action will be taken then. The Board’s regular meeting is scheduled for Friday. Both the Thursday session and the Friday [...]

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