ERIC Number: ED537734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: N/A
2012 Utah State Literacy Improvement Report
Utah State Office of Education
Utah has successfully implemented a variety of endeavors to ensure literacy for all students. Proficiency rates in language arts in Utah have improved in all grade levels since 2005. Emphasis has been placed on grades K-3 and early intervention for students at risk. Resources available to these students include optional extended-day kindergarten, K-3 reading program, adoption of standards and assessments for testing multiple times in grades 1-3, ongoing professional development, and use of data to inform instruction. This report documents efforts made by Utah to increase proficiency in these early grades and their long term effects on proficiencies.
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Early Intervention, Grade 1, Reading Skills, Language Arts, Kindergarten, Grade 3, Grade 2, Academic Standards, Testing Programs, Professional Development, School Schedules, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Student Diversity, Racial Differences, Financial Support, Literacy Education
Utah State Office of Education. 250 East 500 South, P.O. Box 144200, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200. Tel: 801-538-7500; Web site: http://www.schools.utah.gov
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah