State Board of Education seeks public feedback on school accountability redesign

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and the Utah State Legislature are partnering to reexamine the state’s school accountability system. The current Utah School Accountability System was established through Senate Bill 220 during the 2017 legislative session, prior to the advancement of the Personalized, Competency-Based Learning and Portrait of a Graduate initiatives. The pandemic has highlighted the dependency of the school accountability system on access to state assessment results. The state is seeking to build a new accountability system to be:

  • Inclusive of the additional initiatives
  • More comprehensive in evaluation criteria
  • Aligned with and supportive of continuous school improvement efforts for all schools

For this work to be successful, the state needs to hear from the public on the information needed to better understand school quality. USBE is asking interested members of the public to take a 10-minute, online survey to provide input on the future of school accountability in Utah. The survey will be open until February 18, 2022. USBE will offer both virtual and in-person opportunities to engage further along in the process.