School Report Card
At Early Light Academy, our mission is to provide a high-quality education. We believe parents are critical partners in the success of our school. Just as your child’s report card shows how your child is performing, the school’s accountability report card issued by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) illustrates Early Light Academy’s performance over the past school year in multiple areas. At the core of the Utah School Report Cards is the belief that all students can grow, and all schools can improve. While no student report card tells the full story of a child, no school report card tells the full story of a school. Education is far more than a single proficiency score, it is important that families and communities can see both our strengths and areas that need support and improvement. As a school, we are very proud of our students and staff for our achievements.
With our continued implementation of the RISE assessment and benchmark system tools (Readiness Improvement Success Empowerment), we have continued our trend of consistently improving in areas of academic achievement and growth. This trend includes the following: achieving proficiency above the Utah state average for performance in Language Arts, Math, and Science scores, as well as continuing our current trajectory of growth in all core subjects. Our teachers continue to look for opportunities to lead in areas of classroom development and high-quality instruction as we differentiate to meet each student at their individual levels. This focus is found in the areas of Special Education through inclusion and co-teaching models; small group intervention in Reading and ELL instruction; and in Science where Early Light Academy continues to be a leader as we look for new ways to reach today’s generation of learners through targeted, inquiry-based, instruction focused on the SEED standards. Our students work in hands-on, modern science labs, build teamwork skills, and reinforce curriculum in an interactive Space Simulator, and participate yearly in the Central Utah State Science and Engineering Fair where year after year many of our ELA students compete at Regional and State levels receiving top honors.
With a continued focus on statewide professional development in the Science of Reading training, as well as a school-wide, comprehensive phonics curriculum, Early Light Academy’s teachers and staff continue to increase their abilities to improve student early academic performance and growth. In the Spring of 2023, Early Light Academy reported 68.7% of 3rd graders reading on or above grade level. This places us 6th in the state among all charter schools and 7th in the state among districts and charters combined. The combined efforts of our entire K-3 Early Literacy Team has Early Light Academy well on our way to meeting the state’s 2027 goal of 70% of 3rd graders reading on or above grade level.
How the school measurement score is calculated:
You can find the full 2022-2023 School Report card for Early Light Academy by following this link:
It is an exciting time at Early Light Academy, and we feel confident that our students continue to be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead… and beyond.
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