Our mission is to serve the public by providing measurable information about Utah students' core knowledge, skills, and abilities; acquired through high quality valid and reliable assessments. We strive to:
In 2020, the Utah State Board of Education, through a group of key education stakeholders, engaged in the work of creating an Assessment Strategic Plan for the purpose of reimagining and developing a framework for state assessment that is aligned with the Board’s Strategic Direction.
R277-404: Requirements for Assessments of Student Achievement
Utah Office of Administrative Rules
For general assessment questions, please call (801) 538-7600.
The Utah State Board of Education has recently established the Assessment and Accountability Policy Advisory Committee. This committee was formally known as the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC). The purpose of this committee is to review current assessment and accountability policies, business rules, pending test administrations decisions and detailed accountability rules and implementation decisions. The committee will also assist the Board's Assessment and Accountability section to represent and inform the education communities about the Board's policies, programs, rules, and procedures. We will also be consulting on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Education Law and how it pertains to Utah's students. The meetings will be held quarterly beginning in September and usually last 2-3 hours.
If you would like to be considered for membership on this committee, please complete the following:
Utah State Board of Education Data Gateway
Utah's Assessment and Accountability Reports
Standard Test Administration and Testing Ethics Policy For Utah Educators
Approved by the Utah State Board of Education on April 8, 2021