Saturday, July 28, 2012

Zealotry threatens public schools

I was impressed by this article by state school board member Leslie B. Castle.  Public education is essential to our progress as a state and the Utah Core Standards are a well thought out approach to improving the opportunities our children will have available to them.

Friday, July 20, 2012

STEM Funding

I am not sure about the source of this funding, but I think it is important to recruit and retain great STEM teachers.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Alpine School District Student Achievement

I recently figured out how to find the raw achievement data for students in Alpine District.  It is impressive to see continual improvement in CRT and ACT scores since 2004.  You can find it by accessing the main ASD page at:

Then Departments/Research & evaluation/assessment data

I am particularly impressed by the decrease in the number of students who get 1s and 2s on the CRT in Jr High in this graph.  The years are hard to read, but they go from 2004 to the present.