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Assessment and Data Use to Improve Schools
A wise friend of mine once taught me that you get what you “expect” and “inspect.” I have found this to be true in parenting and education. Expectations are clearly the single most influential factor in the success of any system, classroom, or life. Steven R. Covey said, “Treat a man as he is an he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” Inspecting progress towards expectation outcomes is equally as important. If one fails to “inspect” what one “expects” there will surely be disappointment.
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Parents, do you ever wonder why math is taught so differently now? Do you feel frustrated that you can't even help your son or daughter with the "new" math? Do you worry that your child isn't going to know how to do arithmetic calculations well?
Utah's SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence)
In the spring of 2014, your student took one or more of the SAGE tests in grades 3-11 in English language arts, mathematics and science. These tests were designed to measure their knowledge and skills on the Utah Core Standards. These standards reflect the expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of grade or course and be on track for college and career readiness after graduation.
The passing score for SAGE is more challenging than in prior tests, and it is anticipated that many students may receive lower scores than they did in the past, and that fewer students will be proficient. This is not a reflection of decreased student achievement, rather, it reflects an increase in expectations. It is important to remember that SAGE results are one of many student performance indicators; including class quizzes, homework assignments, projects and other day-to-day learning activities.