Testing Data from SLCSE
Information about SAGE testing as well as SAGE Results from previous years:
SLCSE Statement on School Grades Released 9/3/13
As I am sure you all know, the Utah State Legislature has mandated letter grades for schools. This year you will not find a grade for SLCSE. The reason is that our first graduating class was relatively small and did not meet the minimum number needed to generate a “graduation rate.” It should be noted that all of the students in our senior class graduated and 95% are currently pursuing post-secondary education.
A preliminary report indicated that the grade would have likely been a B based on the states calculations for proficiency and growth. That suits us. We can always do more and improve educational opportunity for students.
The problem is that simple letter grades don't tell the full story. They are based only on the state’s end of level tests in mathematics, language arts, and science. Graduation rates are included for high schools. There is no truly effective school that offers, or values, only these three subjects. It is the complete experience that best prepares students for their future.
While we do prepare and expect SLCSE students to do well on these tests we think there are some very important aspects of the school that are not reflected in the Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS) grading report.
In future years we will receive a score for College and Career readiness based solely on graduation rate. At SLCSE we expect students to understand their post-secondary options and prepare themselves well beyond meeting the basic requirements for high school graduation. This is why we make sure that all students take a rigorous curriculum and participate in educational experiences that promote: