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Julie Clark; Lori Anderson; Sara Wiebke; Jennifer Throndson – Utah State Board of Education, 2023
During the State of Utah's legislative session 2020, HB114 was passed proving Grants for Professional Learning, however due to COVID-19 disruptions, the bill did not receive funding until the 2021 session. The Grant for Professional Learning is meant to provide preschool through grade three teachers with professional learning opportunities in…
Descriptors: Grants, State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Preschool Teachers
Meghan Everette – Utah State Board of Education, 2023
"The Regulatory Sandbox in Education" (S.B. 191, 2022) allows a school to implement an innovative education program and apply to the State Board of Education for a temporary waiver of state board rule to support an innovative education program. Under this program, local agencies approve proposed plans which are then reported to the State…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Innovation, Program Implementation
Meghan Everette – Utah State Board of Education, 2023
Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic (ULEAD) Education is required to report on successful K-12 practices in Utah and other states and propose policy changes to remove barriers to implementation successful practices. Notably, successful and innovative practices across topic areas rely on additional staff expertise and time,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Educational Innovation, Educational Research
Utah State Board of Education, 2022
The Early Literacy Program focuses on the development of early literacy skills in all students, with additional emphasis placed on intervention for "at-risk" students. Resources available to aid these students include interventions and supports for students in grades kindergarten through third grade, standards and assessments for testing…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Programs, Primary Education, Intervention
Collins, Jonathan; Horsley, Erica; Throndsen, Jennifer – Utah State Board of Education, 2022
During the 2017 General Session, the Legislature passed House Bill 212, "Incentive for Effective Teachers in High Poverty Schools," which provides an annual salary bonus to eligible teachers in high poverty schools. This report is provided to the Education Interim Committee to evaluate the extent to which a salary bonus improves…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Disadvantaged Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Teacher Effectiveness
Meghan Everette – Utah State Board of Education, 2022
Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic (ULEAD) Education is required to report on successful K-12 practices in Utah and other states and propose policy changes to remove barriers to implementation successful practices. These practices should result from ULEAD's innovative research reports and repository development. There have…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Educational Innovation, Educational Research
Utah State Board of Education, 2021
The Early Literacy Program focuses on the development of early literacy skills in all students, with additional emphasis placed on intervention for "at-risk" students. Resources available to aid these students include interventions and supports for students in grades kindergarten through third grade, standards and assessments for testing…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Programs, Primary Education, Intervention
Utah State Board of Education, 2021
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires the state to calculate a four-year cohort rate. Utah implemented a federally defined cohort graduation rate in 2008. The graduation rate for the 2021 cohort includes all students who started ninth grade in the 2017-18 school year, plus students who transferred into the Utah public education system…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Dropout Rate, Asian American Students
Shooter, Wynn; McIlvenna, Malia; Mackay, David – Utah State Board of Education, 2021
The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) asked the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) to provide a longitudinal perspective on progress toward education outcomes for students experiencing intergenerational poverty (IGP). As of 2020, students affected by IGP often had higher rates of chronic absence and lower proficiency rates than students…
Descriptors: Poverty, At Risk Students, Attendance, Low Achievement
Collins, Jonathan; Mackley, Jessica; Lisonbee, Jared; Oaks, Chelsea; Wiebke, Sara; Throndsen, Jennifer – Utah State Board of Education, 2021
During the 2019 General Session, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 166, "School Readiness Amendments," to improve the coordination and alignment of preschool programming. This report is provided to the Education Interim Committee as a summary of an evaluation of and the efficacy of both the high-quality school readiness grant programs.…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, School Readiness
Clark, Julie; Mclachlan, Lisa; Wiebke, Sara; Throndson, Jennifer – Utah State Board of Education, 2021
This brief report provides a summary of and highlights background information, funding, participation, and outcomes for the Grant for Professional Learning (U.C.A. Sections 53F-5-214) and the Elementary teacher preparation assessment grant (U.C.A. Sections 53F-5-215). The purpose of the Grant for Professional Learning is to award grants to Local…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Elementary School Teachers
Voorhies, Leah; Donaldson, Rebecca; Palmer, Robert; Sheikh, Kamille; Berry, Emily – Utah State Board of Education, 2021
This report is provided to the Education Interim Committee to report on the Educational Improvement Opportunities Outside of the Regular School Day Grant Program specified in Utah Code 53F-5-210. This program is also called the Program Quality Enhancement (PQE) grant program, as it seeks to improve the quality of existing programs operating…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, State Legislation
Hernandez, Jimmy; Call, Todd; Throndsen, Jennifer; Nielsen, Darin – Utah State Board of Education, 2021
The Waterford Institute recognizes that nearly half of the country's 4-years-olds face socioeconomic barriers that keep them from early education. Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART) is a home-based computer preschool program developed and provided by Waterford to prepare young children for school entry and future…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Program Effectiveness
Hartvigsen, Teresa; Durfee, Melanie; Call, Todd; Throndsen, Jennifer – Utah State Board of Education, 2021
The Early Interactive Reading Software Program encourages literacy growth and achievement in students in grades K-3. The program addresses early reading through the use of computer-based literacy software which provides individualized instruction designed to supplement students' classroom learning. During the 2019-2020 school year, these software…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
Collins, Jonathan; Hernandez, Jimmy; Horsley, Erica; Throndsen, Jennifer – Utah State Board of Education, 2021
During the 2017 General Session, the Legislature passed House Bill 212, "Incentive for Effective Teachers in High Poverty Schools," which provides an annual salary bonus to eligible teachers in high poverty schools. This report is provided to the Education Interim Committee to evaluate the extent to which a salary bonus improves…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Poverty, Incentives, Program Evaluation
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