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S.B. 82 Enrolled

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT BACKPACK

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2013 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Jerry W. Stevenson

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House Sponsor: Gregory H. Hughes

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill provides access by a student's parent or guardian or an authorized LEA user to
             10      the learning profile of a student from kindergarten through grade 12 in an electronic
             11      format known as a Student Achievement Backpack.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    defines terms;
             15          .    requires the State Board of Education to establish the Utah Student Record Store
             16      where an authorized LEA user may access student data in a Student Achievement
             17      Backpack that is relevant to the user's LEA or school;
             18          .    specifies the data to be included in a Student Achievement Backpack; and
             19          .    requires the State Board of Education to ensure that student data in a Student
             20      Achievement Backpack is accessible through an LEA's student information system
             21      by June 30, 2017.
             22      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      ENACTS:
             28          53A-1-413, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 53A-1-413 is enacted to read:
             32          53A-1-413. Student Achievement Backpack -- Utah Student Records Store.
             33          (1) As used in this section:
             34          (a) "Authorized LEA user" means a teacher or other person who is:
             35          (i) employed by an LEA that provides instruction to a student; and
             36          (ii) authorized to access data in a Student Achievement Backpack through the Utah
             37      Student Record Store.
             38          (b) "LEA" means a school district, charter school, or the Utah Schools for the Deaf and
             39      the Blind.
             40          (c) "Student Achievement Backpack" means, for a student from kindergarten through
             41      grade 12, a complete learner profile that:
             42          (i) is in electronic format;
             43          (ii) follows the student from grade to grade and school to school; and
             44          (iii) is accessible by the student's parent or guardian or an authorized LEA user.
             45          (d) "U-PASS" means the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students
             46      established in Part 6, Achievement Tests.
             47          (e) "Utah Student Record Store" means a repository of student data collected from
             48      LEAs as part of the state's longitudinal data system that is:
             49          (i) managed by the Utah State Office of Education;
             50          (ii) cloud-based; and
             51          (iii) accessible via a web browser to authorized LEA users.
             52          (2) (a) The State Board of Education shall use the robust, comprehensive data
             53      collection system maintained by the Utah State Office of Education, which collects
             54      longitudinal student transcript data from LEAs and the unique student identifiers as described
             55      in Section 53A-1-603.5 , to allow the following to access a student's Student Achievement
             56      Backpack:
             57          (i) the student's parent or guardian; and


             58          (ii) each LEA that provides instruction to the student.
             59          (b) The State Board of Education shall ensure that a Student Achievement Backpack:
             60          (i) provides a uniform, transparent reporting mechanism for individual student
             61      progress;
             62          (ii) provides a complete learner history for postsecondary planning;
             63          (iii) provides a teacher with visibility into a student's complete learner profile to better
             64      inform instruction and personalize education;
             65          (iv) assists a teacher or administrator in diagnosing a student's learning needs through
             66      the use of data already collected by the State Board of Education;
             67          (v) facilitates a student's parent or guardian taking an active role in the student's
             68      education by simplifying access to the student's complete learner profile; and
             69          (vi) serves as additional disaster mitigation for LEAs by using a cloud-based data
             70      storage and collection system.
             71          (3) Using existing information collected and stored in the data warehouse maintained
             72      by the Utah State Office of Education, the State Board of Education shall create the Utah
             73      Student Record Store where an authorized LEA user may:
             74          (a) access data in a Student Achievement Backpack relevant to the user's LEA or
             75      school; or
             76          (b) request student records to be transferred from one LEA to another.
             77          (4) The State Board of Education shall implement security measures to ensure that:
             78          (a) student data stored or transmitted to or from the Utah Student Record Store is
             79      secure and confidential pursuant to the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and
             80      Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g; and
             81          (b) an authorized LEA user may only access student data that is relevant to the user's
             82      LEA or school.
             83          (5) A student's parent or guardian may request the student's Student Achievement
             84      Backpack from the LEA or the school in which the student is enrolled.
             85          (6) No later than June 30, 2014, an authorized LEA user shall be able to access student


             86      data in a Student Achievement Backpack, which shall include the following data, or request the
             87      data be transferred from one LEA to another:
             88          (a) student demographics;
             89          (b) course grades;
             90          (c) course history; and
             91          (d) results for an assessment administered under U-PASS.
             92          (7) No later than June 30, 2015, an authorized LEA user shall be able to access student
             93      data in a Student Achievement Backpack, which shall include the data listed in Subsections
             94      (6)(a) through (d) and the following data, or request the data be transferred from one LEA to
             95      another:
             96          (a) section attendance;
             97          (b) the name of a student's teacher for classes or courses the student takes;
             98          (c) teacher qualifications for a student's teacher, including years of experience, degree,
             99      license, and endorsement;
             100          (d) results of formative, interim, and summative computer adaptive assessments
             101      administered pursuant to Section 53A-1-603 ;
             102          (e) detailed data demonstrating a student's mastery of core standards and objectives as
             103      measured by computer adaptive assessments administered pursuant to Section 53A-1-603 ;
             104          (f) a student's writing sample written for an online writing assessment administered
             105      pursuant to Section 53A-1-603 ;
             106          (g) student growth scores for U-PASS tests;
             107          (h) a school's grade assigned pursuant to Part 11, School Grading Act;
             108          (i) results of benchmark assessments of reading administered pursuant to Section
             109      53A-1-606.6 ; and
             110          (j) a student's reading level at the end of grade 3.
             111          (8) No later than June 30, 2017, the State Board of Education shall ensure that data
             112      collected in the Utah Student Record Store for a Student Achievement Backpack shall be
             113      integrated into each LEA's student information system and shall be made available to a


             114      student's parent or guardian and an authorized LEA user in an easily accessible viewing format.


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