Utah Statewide School Testing Results: 2001


Since 1990, Utah Foundation has offered an analysis of the results of Utah’s Statewide Testing program. This program mandates that a uniform test, currently the 9th Edition of the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT 9), be administered to every 3rd, 5th, 8th and 11th grader in the state. This year, in addition to an analysis of the 2001 SAT 9 scores, this report will examine the 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores in the areas of science and math. NAEP is a nationally administered program that tests a sample of students from forty states, including Utah, in order to provide data on national trends in education that are comparable across regions in the United States. Additionally, this report offers a look at two subsets of Utah’s public education system: alternative schools and charter schools. Test results from these schools should only be compared to the greater public school population with caution because of their small populations and markedly different demographics. Their inclusion in this report provides the reader with a more accurate picture of the state of Utah’s education system.

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