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Data Gateway:  Assessment and Accountability

Utah’s Educational Data Gateway is a resource provided by the Utah State Board of Education ( USBE ) that allows the public and school personnel to access education-related data. USBE uses data to analyze student performance and inform educational improvements at the policy, state board, and classroom level.

Accountability and transparency in education data is important for parents and the community as a tool to help inform decisions about their student’s educational choices. The reports found here in the Data Gateway are designed as a tool to provide that information to help concerned individuals see the results of the measurements of student learning outcomes.

At the same time, the performance data and personally identifiable student information data needs to be kept safe, private, and follow federal and state standards and laws, including FERPA, to maintain student data security and privacy. While the data used by the USBE and Local Education Agencies (LEA) is comprehensive, the data made available to the public is masked to avoid unintended disclosure of personally identifiable information at summary school, LEA, or state level reports.

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