Utah Senate passes bill to tweak school grading

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Senate on Thursday advanced a bill to tweak how the state gives letter grades to public schools based on year-end testing and graduation rates.

It voted 19-8 to pass SB209, and sent it to the House for further consideration.

A major change is that it would end the practice of giving schools an automatic F grade if they fail to test at least 95 percent of students.

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