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.


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


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 95% Participation 



Targeted School Improvement (TSI) 



Archived Reports


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)


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


Utah State Board of Education Student Information System (SIS)

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

Student Enrollment File Format


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


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


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

Special Education Services (SES)

Special Education Assessment
Utah State Board of Education Special Education


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

Utah Compose

Information coming soon.


Kim Rathke
Formative Assessment Specialist
Assessment to Achievement Project Manager
Phone: (801) 538-7876 | E-mail

Utah Test Item Pool Service (UTIPS) Core

UTIPS Core was launched in 2011 in a collaborative effort between the Utah State Board of Education and the Utah Education Network (UEN). It is a centralized service that is highly focused on classroom assessments. It is available to Utah Educators for use in all courses (e.g., Career and Technical Education (CTE), Social Studies, etc.). Educators may write their own items for use with their students. Assessments may also be shared across classrooms, schools, and Utah. The UTIPS item pool was realigned to the 2013 Utah Standards for English Language Arts (ELAs) and Mathematics, however new items have not been written.

UTIPS Help Desk

Please resubmit your help desk inquiry to


Kim Rathke
Formative Testing Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7876 | E-mail