Accountability Overview

Accountability Model Description Mandated byAdditional Resources
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) System that used Student scores including scores from NAEP to identify schools that are making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Federal Governmentmore info 
Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS) An accountability system that uses student scores, SGP, test participation, graduation rates and other factors to assign schools a score. Utah Legislaturemore info
Grading Schools An accountability system that uses student scores, SGP, test participation, graduation rates and ACT scores to assign schools a letter grade. Utah Legislature State Code 53A-1 (Sections 1101-1114)  
Teacher Evaluation An accountability system that uses Student Test Scores (SGP), Administrator Evaluations and Parent/Student Surveys to determine Teacher pay. Utah Legislaturemore info
Student Growth Percentile (SGP) A tool that compares students to their peers throughout the state based on SAGE or year-end test scores, using a bell curve. Utah Legislaturemore info
Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) Federal system that measures growth in english language ability, for those for whom english is not their primary language. Federal Governmentmore info