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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies requirements pertaining to a school performance report.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . modifies the content of a school performance report, which includes information
13 about the academic achievement and demographic characteristics of a school's
15 . provides for public online access to a school performance report; and
16 . requires the State Board of Education, in meeting reporting requirements of a school
17 performance report, to protect students' privacy by not revealing aggregated test
18 scores if fewer than 10 test scores are in the group of aggregated test scores.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 53A-3-602.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 321
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 53A-3-602.5 is amended to read:
29 53A-3-602.5. School performance report -- Components -- Annual filing.
30 (1) [
31 Board of Education in collaboration with the state's school districts and charter schools shall
32 develop a school performance report to inform the state's residents of the quality of schools and
33 the educational achievement of students in the state's public education system.
34 (2) [
35 report shall include the following statistical data for each school in a school district and each
36 charter school, as applicable, [
37 aggregate the data at the school district and state level:
38 (a) test scores over the previous [
39 (i) criterion-referenced or online computer adaptive tests to include the scores
40 aggregated for all students:
41 (A) by grade level or course [
42 there was a sufficient magnitude of gain in the scores [
43 (B) by class;
44 (ii) online writing assessments required under Section 53A-1-603 ; and
45 (iii) the tenth grade basic skills competency [
46 53A-1-603 ;
47 (b) college entrance examinations data, including the number and percentage of each
48 graduating class taking the examinations for the previous four years;
49 (c) advanced placement and concurrent enrollment data, including:
50 (i) the number of students taking advanced placement and concurrent enrollment
52 (ii) the percentage of students who score three or higher on an advanced placement
55 course [
56 percentage of those students who score three or higher on the test; and
59 (iv) of those students taking a concurrent enrollment course, the number and [
60 percentage of those who receive college credit for the course;
61 (d) the number and [
62 grade level;
63 (e) the number and [
64 days or more during the school year;
65 (f) achievement gaps that reflect the differences in achievement of various student
66 groups as defined by State Board of Education rule;
67 (g) the number and [
73 teaching area and the number and [
78 adopted under Subsection (4);
82 English proficiency, and those students who qualify for free or reduced price school lunch.
96 (3) (a) Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, a school performance report shall
97 include the average growth score, as measured by an online computer adaptive test, of a
98 teacher's students.
99 (b) The average growth score of a teacher's students shall be determined by averaging
100 the growth scores of students for whom the teacher is responsible for providing instruction in a
101 subject that is tested by an online computer adaptive test.
102 (4) (a) The State Board of Education shall adopt common definitions and data
103 collection procedures for local school boards and charter schools to use in collecting and
104 forwarding the data required under Subsections (2) and (3) to the state superintendent of public
106 (b) (i) In accordance with Subsections (4)(b)(ii) through (4)(b)(iv), the State Board of
107 Education shall adopt rules specifying how average class size shall be calculated.
108 (ii) (A) Except as provided by Subsections (4)(b)(ii)(B) through (4)(b)(ii)(D) or for
109 nontraditional classes identified by rule, average class size at the elementary school level shall:
110 (I) be calculated by grade level; and
111 (II) indicate the average number of students who are assigned to a teacher for
112 instruction together during a designated time period.
113 (B) If students at the elementary school level receive instruction in core classes from
114 different teachers, average class size may be calculated as provided by Subsection (4)(b)(iii) for
115 secondary school students.
116 (C) An elementary school class that includes students from multiple grade levels shall
117 be counted as a single class.
118 (D) An extended day class in which a portion of the class arrives early and the other
119 portion stays late shall be counted as a single class.
120 (iii) (A) Except as provided by Subsection (4)(b)(iii)(B) or for nontraditional classes
121 identified by rule, average class size at the secondary school level shall:
122 (I) be calculated for core language arts, mathematics, and science courses; and
123 (II) indicate the average number of students who are assigned to a teacher for
124 instruction together during a designated time period.
125 (B) A secondary school class in which a teacher provides instruction in multiple
126 courses shall be counted as a single class.
127 (iv) Special education classes and online classes shall be excluded when determining
128 average class size by grade at the elementary school level or the average class size of core
129 language arts, mathematics, and science courses at the secondary level.
130 (c) The State Board of Education, through the state superintendent of public
131 instruction, shall adopt standard reporting forms and provide a common template for collecting
132 and reporting the data, which shall be used by all school districts and charter schools.
133 (d) The state superintendent shall use the automated decision support system referred
134 to in Section 53A-1-301 to collect and report the data required under Subsections (2) and (3).
135 (5) [
136 October 1, the State Board of Education, through the state superintendent of public instruction,
137 shall [
138 Education's website, a school performance report for each school that includes the required
139 data from the previous school year or years as indicated in Subsections (2) and (3).
144 (6) (a) Each local school board and each charter school shall receive a written or an
145 electronic copy of the report from the state superintendent of public instruction containing the
146 data for that school district or charter school in a clear summary format and have it distributed,
147 on a one per household basis, to the residence of students enrolled in the school district or
148 charter school before November [
149 (b) Each local school board, each charter school, and the State Board of Education
150 shall have a complete report of the statewide data available for copying or in an electronic
151 format at their respective offices.
152 (c) A school district shall maintain a link to the website described in Subsection (5)(a)
153 on the school district's website and the website of each school in the district.
154 (d) A charter school shall maintain a link to the website described in Subsection (5)(a)
155 on the school's website.
156 (7) In meeting the reporting requirements of this section, the State Board of Education
157 shall protect students' privacy by not revealing aggregated test scores if fewer than 10 test
158 scores are in the group of aggregated test scores.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-22-13 1:33 PM