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UTAH

Parents, educators, and policymakers in Utah are missing years of information about how students are performing across the state.  Is student achievement in the state on the rise? Declining? If you’re looking for answers you’ll be hard pressed to find them.

According to a recent report from the Data Quality Campaign, if you search online you won’t find information that is more up to date than the 2010-2011 school year.

That means Utah parents have been in left in the dark about the state of their schools for:

The last time Utah posted new data:

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were still married…

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“Call Me Maybe” was just a line, not a song…

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Michael Phelps had only won 14 of his 23 Olympic gold medals…

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Kids who hadn’t even started high school the year the data was last collected have already graduated…

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…Or have they? Hard to know without any data!

 

State score reports paint a picture of student achievement and provide valuable information to parents and educators. Policymakers have an opportunity in the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide information that better meets families’ needs. States are making progress by setting expectations high and holding schools accountable, and parents should insist that the state is honest and transparent about how their children’s schools are performing.  Parents have a right to know, and school won’t improve until they get the full picture!

Click here to see more states that have dropped the ball.

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