Accountability Reports – School Letter Grades
On December 15, 2014 the Utah State Office of Education released two types of accountability reports for all schools in the State of Utah. The first report is titled PACE; it is tied to federal accountability, supported by Governor Herbert and the Utah State Board of Education. The PACE report is tied to the Governor’s on PACE to 66% by 2020. This is a ten year plan leading the State to achieve a goal that 66% of working age Utahns will hold a post-secondary degree or certificate by 2020. According to the report produced by the USOE, Utah is on PACE to achieve that goal. The second report is “School Grading”; it was passed into law by the Utah Legislature in 2011. School grading is based on student proficiency levels on end- of-year tests in language arts, mathematics, science, and also student growth in language arts, math, and science. The final piece is college and career readiness; which includes graduation rates and ACT scores. Antimony and Boulder did not receive a school grade because of the small number of students enrolled in those particular schools. The school grades provided by the USOE are as follows:
I would like to thank all of the teachers and students for their hard work and efforts throughout the year to prepare for the extensive end-of-year examinations. If you would like to access additional data relating to the schools in the Garfield School District or any other schools in the State, you can go the following link.
–Superintendent Ben Dalton