File No. 34332
This rule was published in the January 15, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 2) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 34332
Filed: 12/30/2010 07:05:56 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
This rule is amended to change the definition of "Midpoint of the school year". The changes come from local education agency (LEA) response and ensure an appropriate and consistent window for assessment.
Summary of the rule or change:
The amendment changes the definition of "Midpoint of the school year".
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 53A-1-401(3)
- Subsection 53A-1-606.6(2)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There are no anticipated costs or savings to the state budget. The amendment provides changes to a definition that provides more flexibility to LEAs and does not impact the state.
There are no anticipated costs or savings to local government. The amendment provides changes to a definition that provides more flexibility to local education agencies when reporting required information; there is no financial impact to LEAs.
There are no anticipated costs or savings to small businesses. The rule and amendment applies to public education and does not impact businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There are no anticipated costs or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities. The rule and amendment provides a change in the definition that affects LEAs and does not impact individuals.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs for affected persons. LEAs will have more flexibility in the timelines for reported required information.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
I have reviewed this rule and I see no fiscal impact on businesses.
Larry K. Shumway, State Superintendent
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Education
250 E 500 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-3272
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Carol Lear at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7835, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Carol Lear, Director, School Law and Legislation
R277. Education, Administration.
R277-403. Student Reading Proficiency and Notice to Parents.
A. "Board" means the Utah State Board of Education.
B. "LEA" means a Utah school district or charter school.
C. "Midpoint of the school year"
January 15 of each school year unless an LEA identifies an
alternative date as the midpoint in a public board meeting no later
than September 30 of each year].
D. "Notification to parents" for purposes of this rule means notice by any reasonable means including electronic notice, notice by telephone, written notice, or personal notice.
E. "Reading below grade level" for purposes of this rule means that a student requires additional instruction beyond that provided to typically developing peers in order to close the gap between the student's current level of reading achievement and that expected of all students in that grade as determined by valid and reliable assessment.
F. "Reading remediation interventions" means instruction or activities or both in reading given to students in addition to their regular reading instruction, during another time in the school day, outside school hours, or in the summer, which is focused on specific needs as identified by reliable and valid assessments.
G. "USOE" means the Utah State Office of Education.
KEY: students, reading, proficiency
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
October 11, 2010]
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X, Sec 3; 53A-1-606.6(2); 53A-1-401(3)
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