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Utah State Board of Education 2019 Meeting Schedule

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing auxiliary communicative aids and services for these meetings should contact Board Secretary Lorraine Austin at (801) 538-7517 or via e-mail at lorraine.austin@schools.utah.gov, giving at least three working days' notice.

All regular meetings will be held at the Utah State Board of Education, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111.

Note: Times are subject to change.

BoardDocs and CivicClerk/Meeting Agendas

Utah State Board of Education Agenda Management Tools:

 

Live Webcast/Audiocast

USBE Media
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Note: A live meeting Webcast or Audiocast is typically available while meetings are in session.

Meeting Summary 

June 6, 2019 Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education:

  • Voted to terminate the grades 3-8 RISE testing contract with Questar Assessment and pursue a short-term contract with an alternative assessment provider while immediately initiating a standard procurement process for a long-term provider.
  • Approved updates to the state’s K-5 and 9-12 Science with Engineering Education (Seed) standards.
  • Approved an amended administrative rule dealing with Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs in schools.
  • Released a K-5 Computer Science Standards draft for public review.

USBE Board Members

Board Terminates Grades 3-8 RISE Test Contract

The Utah State Board of Education voted to terminate the grades 3-8 RISE testing contract with Questar Assessment and alternative assessment provider while immediately initiating a standard procurement process for a long-term provider.

For additional information, please contact:

Darin Nielsen
Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning
Phone: (801) 538-7811 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Updated K-5 and 9-12 Science Standards Approved

The Utah State Board of Education voted today to update the state’s grades K-5 and 9-12 Science standards with new Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) standards. The new standards will provide coherence throughout a student’s elementary and secondary school years and will blend with the grades 6-8 SEEd standards approved in 2015.

For additional information, please contact:

Richard Scott
K-12 Science Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7808 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Joleigh Honey 
STEM Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7794 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Jennifer Throndsen
Teaching and Learning Director
Phone: (801) 538-7739 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Approves Amended Rule on Accelerated Student Program

The Utah State Board of Education approved new  Administrative Rule 277-707 Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program (draft six) following a May 31 public hearing on the rule. It is aimed at increasing underrepresented student enrollment in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs.

For additional information, please contact:

Angela Stallings
Deputy Superintendent of Policy
Phone: (801) 538-7550 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

K-5 Computer Science Standards Draft Release for Public Review

The Utah State Board of Education released a K-5 Computer Science Standards draft for a 30-day public review. Following public comment, a final document will be drafted and presented to the Board for final approval.

For additional information, please contact:

Ashley Higgs 
CTE K-8 Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7594 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Thalea Longhurst
CTE Director
Phone: (801) 538-7889 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Patty Norman
Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement
Phone: (801) 538-7515 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

College and Career Awareness Standards Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved updates to College and Career Awareness Standards aimed at middle school students.

For additional information, please contact:

Ashley Higgs 
CTE K-8 Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7594 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Thalea Longhurst
CTE Director
Phone: (801) 538-7889 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Approves Rule Amendments

USBE approved the following Administrative Rule changes.

Consent Calendar Approved

USBE Consent Calendar
(External Web Content)
BoardDocs

Highlights from Friday’s Committee Meetings

USBE Board Committees 
Finance Committee, Law and Licensing Committee, and Standards and Assessment Committee will meet on June 7, 2019 beginning at 1 p.m.

 Meeting Agendas
(External Web Content)
BoardDocs

Committee items approved Friday will be heard by the full Board during its August 1, 2019 meeting.

Those who wish to comment on pending Administrative Rules or rule changes of existing rules are invited to contact us via e-mail at  rule.comments@schools.utah.gov(External Web Content).

Highlights of the Finance Committee(External Web Content) meeting include:

  • Review of an early warning system pilot program being used in the Ogden, Provo, and Box Elder school districts to identify students who are in danger of not being on track to be promoted between grades and graduate on time.
  • Preliminary approval of amendments to Administrative Rule R277-407 School Fees.

Highlights of the  Law and Licensing Committee(External Web Content) meeting include:

Highlights of the  Standards and Assessment Committee(External Web Content) meeting include:

Archived Meetings

Agendas/Minutes

Utah State Board of Education meeting minutes after 2017 can be accessed at BoardDocs in the Library under General, then Minutes/Summaries.