- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah lawmakers are considering a bill that would change the rubric for the state’s school grading system over the next 12 years.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1Q3D79Q ) that Ogden Republican Ann Millner has sponsored a bill that would change the point structure that assigns schools a letter grade based on year-end test scores, ACT scores and graduation rates.

Elementary and middle schools would have to earn a score above 66 percent to earn an A. Percentage brackets would increase by two percentage points each year until the minimum percentage to receive an A reaches 90 percent.

The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday approved the bill and it will now be considered by the full Senate.

Utah’s school grading system has seen changes each year since it was established in 2011.

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Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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