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Utah unveils plan to grade schools

Utah unveils plan to grade schools

By Rosemary Winters
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Nov 5, 2011 09:31AM MDT

How do parents know if their public schools are earning an A or an F when it comes to educating their kids? A new scale for grading schools was approved Friday by the State Board of Education, but board members said they hope the tool will be used to help, not punish, schools that are falling behind.
The grading scale was required by a state law passed earlier this year. Utah schools will get their first report cards in August.
Grades will be based on the portion of students who score proficien...

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