Q: What changes are planned for the SAGE Writing Test for SY 2014-15?
A: Several changes are planned:
1. The reading passages will be shortened. The following table shows the decrease in each grade level reading passage:
2. Student responses will be scored manually by test graders hired by USOE/AIR because the prompts are new.
3. The testing window for SAGE Writing will be earlier: February 2 through 20, 2015, and will apply to all schools in Utah.