The Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) is an independent, non-partisan University of Utah research center in the College of Education that bridges research, policy, and practice for Utah public schools and higher education. The UEPC seeks to inform and influence educational policy in Utah and the region to increase educational equity, excellence, access, and opportunities for all children and adults in Utah.
EVALUATION, RESEARCH, & POLICY ANALYSIS
BRIDGEWORKS: SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT FOR IMPROVEMENT & CHANGE
Longitudinal Analysis of Intergenerational Poverty Interventions
The UEPC found that students who participated in afterschool programs that were designed to serve those affected by intergenerational poverty performed better on year-end state assessments compared to the same students’ performance in the years they did not participate. Moreover, students in these programs also performed better the longer they were in the afterschool program. Students tripled the average academic gains in assessment scores after attending for three years compared to the gains in scores for one year of attendance. Check out the full report and press release.
Why Do Teachers Choose Teaching And Remain Teaching?: Initial Results from the Educator Career and Pathway Survey (ECAPS) for Teachers
In a new report, UEPC found that choosing to make a difference isn’t just a reason for becoming a teacher. Teachers report that making a difference in the lives of children and young adults, and contributing to the greater social good are among the top factors in their decisions to remain a teacher. Read the full report here.
Online Educator Effectiveness and Stakeholder Input Surveys
Check out our Online Educator Effectiveness and Stakeholder Input Surveys that you can use in your school.
Bridgeworks: Systems of Support for Improvement & Change
The UEPC offers comprehensive services to support school and district improvement at all levels, with the goal of creating equitable and excellent schools. The UEPC uses research-based strategies to design professional learning opportunities for educators and leaders that result in improved practices and increased student learning.