Ask the your state House rep to vote YES on SB 119 to eliminate school grades based on unreliable RISE test scores!
Since 2011, Utah schools have received letter grades (A through F) based on standardized student testing. These school grades are problematic, providing incomplete information for parents, teachers and schools with which to make family and administrative decisions and leading to unfair funding decisions, enrollment issues and low teacher retention. While the State Board changed the dashboard during a grading moratorium, that moratorium has expired, and letter grades are being used once again.
Recent problems with RISE testing scores highlight and exacerbate the issue with assessing schools using a single letter grade that is based solely on student test scores. With Utah schools requesting a waiver from using student test scores due to glitches and unreliable results in the testing program, school grades should also be suspended for the school years when grades would be based on unreliable student test scores.
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