This year marks the transition away from the longstanding Criterion Reference Tests (CRTs) to a new rigorous exam presented in a technologically advanced fashion.
The Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) is an online adaptive test that was custom-built to measure students’ understanding of Utah’s Core Standards in English language arts, mathematics, and science.
Unlike previous standardized tests full of multiple-choice questions, SAGE requires students to apply their knowledge through writing, graphing, and conducting science experiments on the computer.
Here are some important things to know before testing begins:
- Students from 3rd grade through 12th grade will take SAGE tests.
- As stated previously, SAGE replaces the CRTs.
- Parents and guardians can view/access training tests by visiting www.sageportal.org
Parents and students may sign in by identifying themselves as “GUEST” and selecting the subject and grade level they wish to preview.
NOTE: The questions in the preview test are samples and will not be included in the actual test.
For assistance logging in or using the training tests, call the Student Assessment Department at (385) 646-4559, or email Rob Averett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karen Tohinaka (email@example.com).
For more information about SAGE policies and practices, please visit Granite School District’s SAGE blog.