Utah Department of Administrative Services Division of Administrative Rules

File No. 35101

This rule was published in the August 15, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 16) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Education, Administration

Section R277-404-3

Board Responsibilities

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 35101
Filed: 08/01/2011 03:02:37 PM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The purpose of this amendment is to provide for specific timelines for administration of a benchmark reading assessment. This language was inadvertently omitted in the previous submission of the rule to the Division of Administrative Rules.

Summary of the rule or change:

New language is added to Subsection R277-404-3A(4) that provides specific timelines for administration of a benchmark reading assessment.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Sections 53A-1-603 through 53A-1-611

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

There are no anticipated costs or savings to the state budget. The new language provides specific timelines for administration of a benchmark reading assessment that was inadvertently omitted in the previous submission of the rule to the Division of Administrative Rules.

local governments:

There are no anticipated costs or savings to local government. The new language provides specific timelines for administration of a benchmark reading assessment that was inadvertently omitted when the rule was submitted previously.

small businesses:

There are no anticipated costs or savings to small businesses. This rule and the amendment apply to public education and do not affect businesses.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

There are no anticipated costs or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities. The new language provides specific timelines for administration of a benchmark reading assessment that was inadvertently omitted when the rule was submitted previously.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

There are no compliance costs for affected persons. The new language provides specific timelines for administration of a benchmark reading assessment that was inadvertently omitted when the rule was previously submitted to the Division of Administrative Rules.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

I have reviewed this rule and I see no fiscal impact on businesses.

Larry K. Shumway, State Superintendent

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Education
Administration
250 E 500 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-3272

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Carol Lear at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7835, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at carol.lear@schools.utah.gov

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:

09/14/2011

This rule may become effective on:

09/21/2011

Authorized by:

Carol Lear, Director, School Law and Legislation

RULE TEXT

R277. Education, Administration.

R277-404. Requirements for Assessments of Student Achievement.

R277-404-3. Board Responsibilities.

A. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Board shall implement a comprehensive assessment system for each student in grades K-12. This assessment system shall include:

(1) Criterion-Referenced tests in English language arts for grades 3 - 11; mathematics for grades 3 - 12 and science for grades 4 - 8, earth systems, biology, physics and chemistry OR summative adaptive assessments in reading, language arts, mathematics and science for grades 3-12;

(2) Direct Writing Assessment (DWA) for grades 5 and 8;

(3) Pre-post kindergarten assessment for kindergarten-age students as determined by the LEA;

(4) one benchmark reading assessment determined by USOE for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students at the midpoint of the year. Beginning in 2012-2013, this assessment shall be administered at [in] the beginning, midpoint and end of year;

(5) Third grade summative end of year reading assessment;

(6) Utah Alternate Assessment (UAA);

(7) English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT); and

(8) National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

B. The Board shall provide specific rules, administrative guidelines, timelines, procedures, and testing ethics training and requirements for all required assessments.

C. Schools must declare their decision to replace the Criterion-Referenced tests with the adaptive summative test no later than August 1 for the coming year.

D. The Board shall provide resources to the extent available and recommendations for:

(1) LEA implementation of the assessment system; and

(2) professional development for teachers to administer assessments and interpret assessment results.

E. All Utah public school students shall participate in the comprehensive assessment system unless the UAA or ELPT is approved for specific students consistent with federal law.

 

KEY: assessment, student achievement

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [July 11, ]2011

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X Sec 3; 53A-1-603 through 53A-1-611; 53A-1-401(3)

 


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Carol Lear at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7835, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at carol.lear@schools.utah.gov.