Why Parents and Students Should Care About SAGE
Why do we test? Testing has always been integral to education. Assessments inform instruction by helping teachers know if educational goals are being met. They’re an indicator of what’s working in the classroom and what can be done differently. Testing also gives parents an independent measure of their child’s learning, answering the question: Is my child on target and doing well compared to his or her peers? Six reasons why assessment matters.
How should students prepare for the test? Practice for the test is the instruction students receive throughout the school year—the skills and knowledge they acquire each day. There are a few things, however, families can do to prepare for test day at home.
Tips for making the best out of Test Day.
What do teachers say about SAGE? Check out our video testimonials.
How much time do students spend taking tests? A Canyons District audit performed in 2017 revealed students spend between 1.2 percent to 2.7 percent of the school year taking state and district assessments. By comparison, at one of CSD's elementary schools, recess accounts for 4.5 percent of the year, 12 percent is devoted to lunch and math instruction occupies 27.3 percent of the year.
How do I access my child’s SAGE scores? Students and parents can access SAGE results via Canyons District’s secure Skyward system. After logging in, click on the “Portfolio/SAGE Results” tab to view SAGE reports and report cards, which are updated each June. Need help? Contact your school’s main office or visit the Skyward tutorial page.
What do my student’s SAGE scores mean? Enjoy this short video about how to interpret your student’s SAGE report. http://stream.schools.utah.gov/videoarchive/assessment/SAGE.mp4
Is it possible to take a practice test? Yes. Visit the State Office of Education's SAGE portal and click on the Training Tests box that has an image of a bicycle. Next, click Sign In. You do not need to provide any information.
Resources for Principals: A toolkit for conveying information about SAGE to your school communities. SAGE resources for schools.