SAGE testing measures your student’s progress on the Utah Core Standards.
SAGE stands for Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence. SAGE is a system of assessments designed to measure student success and growth over the years. SAGE tests are based on the Utah Core Standards, a set of academic standards that raise our expectations for students and teachers.
The SAGE system includes:
■ Summative end-of-year tests that assess how our schools and districts are doing. These tests replace the CRTs that were previously administered at the end of the school year.
■ Interim fall and winter tests that monitor student progress. These tests are administered by the schools and districts that are choosing to implement them.
■ A formative assessment tool available online to students, families, and teachers that provides materials to support instruction.
The SAGE test does NOT:
- determine the final grade of your student.
- determine the future of your student’s academic career.
- give information to the federal government.
- give the student’s teacher positive or negative information, only one data point out of many performance indicators for the school year.
The SAGE test DOES:
- help teachers determine how their instruction is meeting the needs of the students.
- help schools determine if current curriculum is meeting the needs of the students.
- show the growth of the student’s achievement between grade levels.