Rep. Marie Poulson (D-Salt Lake) has proposed a solution to fix a flawed school grading system whereby Utah public schools are evaluated using a single letter grade based on standardized testing. The letter grades produce inaccurate evaluations that negatively impact enrollment, funding decisions and teacher retention.
HB 198 Education Accountability Amendments proposes a simple fix! The bill would remove the single letter grade and replace it with a dashboard accountability system being piloted this year that uses multiple indicators to evaluate schools. Ask the Senate President and Rules Committee to move HB 198 to committee!
HB 198 has passed unanimously in the House committee and nearly unanimously on the House floor with strong support from the UEA, Utah School Board, Utah PTA, teachers and administrators. But now it needs your help to be heard in the Senate. Tell the Senate President and Senate Rules Committee to take action today!