ERIC Number: ED484000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-6
Reference Count: 0
Performance Plus: A Competency-Measured Achievement Plan for All Utah Students With Progress-Based Assessment and Accountability. Utah Public Education: The Opportunity of a Lifetime.
Utah State Department of Education
This report is the result of massive public input, five Governor's Summits, and several Board task forces. The research-based plan reflects a confluence of state legislation aimed at improving student achievement, and the Utah Performance Assessment System for Schools (U-PASS), the state's accountability measuring system. The competency-based plan for education focuses on the progress or growth of each student toward full competency. Performance Plus was launched in Utah?s schools in fall 2004 with the first phase, Kindergarten-Third Grade Reading Improvement, supported by 2004 legislation, Senate Bill 230. If Utah cannot afford to implement the entire plan in one or two years, the plan will be phased in over many years, beginning in fall 2004, when the K-3 Reading plan begins. A glossary is included at the end of the report. Appended are discussions of services for students with disabilities and students falling under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Descriptors: State Legislation, Statewide Planning, Reading Improvement, Public Education, Academic Achievement, Performance Based Assessment, Accountability, Program Implementation
Utah State Board of Education, 250 E. 500 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Tel: 801-538-7517; Fax: 801-538-7768; Web site: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/board.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.