Research Brief: Chronic Absenteeism (2012)

This research brief focuses Chronic Absenteeism in Utah public schools. It reports: The students who are most likely to be chronically absent A demographic profile of chronically absent students Patterns in chronic absenteeism over time Relationships between chronic absenteeism and lower standardized test scores Relationships between chronic absenteeism and dropping...

Chronic Absenteeism Research Brief

Utah Education Policy History (1997- 2015)

This policy history report summarizes the policies and programs established by the Utah Sate Board of Education between in a 15 year period (1997-2015). The report summarizes and reports bills in ten categories: Assessment and Accountability, Charter Schools, Curriculum, Educators, Funding Policies, Governance, New Programs, Pilot Programs, Parental Role, and Technology.

UEPC Policy History

Charter School Study

In response to the Utah Legislature Executive Appropriations Committee Request for Proposal in 2006, the UEPC conducted a study of charter schools in Utah to obtain information about the purpose, authorization, governance, and training associated with charter schools, as well as information about parents’ decisions to enroll in or...

Utah Charter School Study 2006

INSPIRE Leadership

The INSPIRE Leadership Survey Suite is designed to assess graduates’ experiences and perceptions, and provide a source of evidence on program outcomes. Provided by the University Council for Educational Administration and the Utah Education Policy Center, results from the INSPIRE Leadership Surveys can be used to identify areas for...

Online Educator Effectiveness and Stakeholder Input Surveys

The UEPC was awarded a contract to develop and conduct surveys to support the USBE’s implementation of House Bill 149 which mandated the implementation of an on-line survey system for students, parents, and teachers opinions about teacher, administrators, and schools. Surveys include school climate measures and teacher and leader effectiveness...

Online Satisfaction Surveys 2012-2013Online Satisfaction Surveys 2013-2014Online Satisfaction Surveys 2014-2015

Performance-based Compensation

The UEPC evaluated the Performance-based Compensation Pilot Program. This program provided bonuses paid to teachers based on areas of student learning gains, instructional quality, and parent satisfaction. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the implementation of the program and the impact of the program on teachers and...

Performance Based Compensation

Data-Driven Leadership

Vicki Park (San Jose State University) and Amanda Datnow (University of California, San Diego) summarize a decade of research on data-driven decision making in districts and schools. They introduce a framework that focuses on the people, policies, practices, and patterns (i.e., four Ps) within data-driven decision making.

Data Driven BriefData Driven Summary

At First Glance: Teachers in Utah

In collaboration with the Utah State Board of Education, the Utah Education Policy Center is exploring the teaching labor force in Utah through multiple data and research briefs. This first brief gives a general overview of teacher shortages from existing data. View the PowerPoint slides presented at the Joint Education...

UEPC Teacher Shortages

Informed Decisions: Utah Educators Election Brief

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute convened focus groups to identify important issues in the 2016 election. Educators was identified as an important topic. The brief provides an analysis of the issues associated with educators in Utah. The brief was co-published in partnership with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute....

Educators Brief