In 2017, the Utah State Legislature amended Senate Bill 234: School Turnaround Amendments (sponsored by Senator Ann Millner), implementing key changes to the previous Bill. The amended Bill identifies low performing schools as being in the bottom 3% of schools statewide for two consecutive years. The Bill provides for a third party to conduct a school needs assessment and root cause analysis in the identified schools. Funding is awarded directly to the identified Local Education Agency (LEA) to contract with a Utah State Board of Education-approved turnaround expert to develop and implement a school turnaround plan based on the results of the needs assessment and root cause.
School Improvement: Implementation of the School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act
Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rules
Utah State Board of Education Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): School Improvement Systems of Support 2017-2018 School Year
Title I, Part A: School Improvement and School Turnaround
Utah State Board of Education Utah Accountability Technical Manual
Utah State Board of Education Assessment and Accountability