SAGE State Testing

Coming in June 2017:  Electronic Student SAGE Results

CSD parents on June 19, 2017 will be able to access their students' state-mandated test results in their private, secure Skyward Family Access accounts. This will ensure that students' spring SAGE results will be secure and more immediately accessible to parents after school lets out for the summer. Parents can access SAGE results June 19, 2017 through the same secure Skyward Family Access account used for annual online registration. 

To access your Skyward account:

o   Visit http://www.canyonsdistrict.org.

o   Click on the Skyward link on the menu located on the right side of the screen. 

o   Choose the Family Access tab on the top left of the new window.

o   Use your guardian or student username and password to log in to Skyward Family Access.

o   Click on the “Portfolio/SAGE Results” tab to view your child's SAGE results and your child’s report card.


Need help with Skyward Family Access? Here's a tutorial

Parents who would prefer a paper copy of results should contact their school’s office before the last day of school to make arrangements. Below is some additional information about the SAGE. Should you have questions, please ask your school leaders or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FAQs

How Do I Access My Child’s SAGE Reports?

On June 19, 2017, all student SAGE results will available to parents via the secure Skyward Parent Access portal. Individual Skyward accounts can be accessed as follows:

Steps:

1) Go to http://www.canyonsdistrict.org.

2) Click on the Skyward link on the menu located on the right side of the screen.

3) Choose Family Access on the left side of the new window.

4) Use your guardian or student username and password to log in to Skyward Family Access. 

5) Click on the  “Portfolio/SAGE Results” tab to view SAGE reports and report cards (Do not click on the test scores tab).

Need help? Contact your school’s main office or visit the Skyward tutorial page.

To request a paper copy of SAGE results, please contact the main office of your child’s school before school lets out for the summer.

Where Do I Go for Password Help?

If you do not know your username and password, click the Forgot UserName/Password link and follow the instructions. You also can view a Skyward Family Access online tutorial. If you still have difficulty, contact your school's main office or 801-826-5202.

Can I Still Get My Child's Printed SAGE Report?

Yes. Midvale Middle School and Sandy, Copperview, East Midvale, and Midvale elementary schools have opted to provide parents with paper copies of their children’s SAGE test results. Parents whose children do not attend the above schools but who would like a paper copy of results should contact their school’s office before school lets out for the summer to make arrangements. Paper copies will be mailed to parents on June 16, the same day they are posted in private, secure Skyward Family Access accounts.

Is There A Parent Guide to Understanding the SAGE Report?

The State Office of Education has developed a detailed guide at http://www.schools.utah.gov/assessment/SAGE-Communication/FamilyGuide.aspx

How Do I Know Skyward Family Access is Safe and Secure?

Skyward Family Access uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption as the security layer for data presented on the Web, and is accessible via existing usernames and passwords.

What Are the Key Features of the SAGE Student Report?

Students will be assigned a scaled score and a proficiency level for each assessment. Student performance on the SAGE tests is reported as a set of scaled scores. Students' overall performance will be reported in one of four proficiency levels.

What is a Scaled Score?

Scaled scores allow for consistent interpretation of the scores and a common understanding of their meaning. Scaled scores show a student's achievement growth from year to year.

A scaled score represents a student’s performance on a particular assessment. Scaled scores for English Language Arts and Mathematics are reported as a number between 100–900. Scaled scores for Science are reported as a number between 775–925.

What is a Proficiency Level?

Proficient means that a student has a strong understanding of challenging content in English Language Arts, Math and Science, and that the student is on track to be prepared for college and careers.  

The SAGE proficiency levels are expressed as follows:

Level 4: Highly proficient

Level 3: Proficient

Level 2: Approaching Proficient

Level 1: Below Proficient

Proficiency levels were recommended by a statewide committee, and approved by the State Board of Education in September 2014. The committee had reviewed how well students performed on each question of the SAGE tests and past achievement data on the ACT college entrance test.  Then, the committee determined how many SAGE test questions a student would need to answer correctly to indicate a strong understanding of the content area.

How Should I Interpret My Child’s Scores?

SAGE tests, first implemented in spring 2014, measure Utah’s higher learning expectations, which are designed to make sure students are prepared for college and careers when they graduate from high school.

The state uses SAGE tests to determine whether Utah students are learning what they’re supposed to be learning. In that sense, SAGE is a way to measure student performance within the Utah public education system.  On an individual level, it’s important to remember that SAGE results are one of many student performance indicators, including class quizzes and tests, homework assignments, and projects.

Where Can I Learn More About SAGE and SAGE Results?

Can SAGE Results Be Compared Nationally?

No. SAGE tests are specifically designed by Utah teachers, parents, and school leaders to measure learning standards in Utah – not those in other states. Therefore, the results cannot be compared from one state to another.

Tests providing national comparisons on student achievement include the ACT and SAT college entrance tests college entrance tests, Advanced Placement test results test results, and the National Assessment for Educational Progress.

Can Parents View SAGE Test Questions?

Yes! We encourage all parents to view SAGE practice tests in English language arts and science. 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.

How Can I Support My Child?

  • Celebrate your child’s success.
  • Set learning goals with your child.
  • Reassure your child that his or her hard work pays off.
  • Remember:
    • The SAGE is one part of your child’s overall achievement.
    • SAGE results cannot be compared to CRT scores.

I Have More Questions. Help!

If you have additional questions, please consult your child’s classroom teacher, school counselor, or principal. Or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..