SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence) is Utah’s computer adaptive assessment system aligned to the state’s core standard. The results of these tests have been used to evaluate teacher effectiveness and school letter grades. However, a new state testing plan has been released. This year, 11th grade students were not required to take SAGE and instead took the ACT. Soon, 9th and 10th grade students will be taking the ACT Aspire in place of SAGE to help prepare them to take the ACT in 11th grade. Several other changes are being implemented in state end of year testing over the next few year. Below is an image outlining the plan:
What are you thoughts? As a teacher do you like SAGE? What do you think about using the ACT Aspire? I look forward to reading your comments!