The state’s educational system doesn’t win a lot of first place awards, but Utah did just receive the top score on the Foundation for Educational Excellence’s Digital report card. SB65’s Statewide Online Education Program — which is just now being implemented — led Utah to earn this distinction.
The foundation notes some areas where Utah still needs to make progress, including tying teacher evaluations more closely to student results, but for the most part the state scores well on a wide range of digital education measures.
Still, I continue to wonder how well this is working in practice. Any reports from the front on how well the introduction of publicly-financed online learning is going?
Here’s a link to the digital report card: