ERIC Number: ED380867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Public Education in Utah: An Overview of Issues. 1992-93. The Conditions of Education in Utah.
Galvin, Patrick F.; And Others
This document provides an overview of the status of public education in Utah for the year 1992-1993. Chapter 1 provides a general description of the state structures that organize and control public education and identifies significant trends and developments that will affect these structures. Chapter 2 describes Utah's demographic characteristics relative to national averages and provides rural-urban comparisons. The third chapter describes the Utah Core Curriculum and graduation requirements and discusses how these standards have influenced patterns of courses taken by students. Special instructional programs and services for Utah's at-risk students are described in the fourth chapter. Chapter 5 provides a historical examination of Utah's assessment and evaluation programs, an analysis of statewide testing data since 1990, and an examination of the current trends and issues in evaluation. The sixth chapter provides background demographics of education personnel in the state, highlights major state issues and initiatives of the last decade, and identifies future personnel-related issues. The structure of Utah's school finance plan--specifically, the sources of fiscal disparity among school districts and efforts to remedy them--is described in the final chapter. Utah's tax burden is compared with that of other states. Thirty-six tables and 3 graphs are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demography, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Fiscal Capacity, Governance, Labor Conditions, Public Education, School Personnel, Special Needs Students, State Programs, State School District Relationship, State Standards, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Utah Education Policy Center.
Identifiers - Location: Utah