school grading http://kuer.org en Herbert Favors More Comprehensive School Report Cards http://kuer.org/post/herbert-favors-more-comprehensive-school-report-cards <p>Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he supports school grading, but he says a single letter grade isn’t enough information to determine how well a school is performing. Herbert was speaking at his monthly televised news conference on KUED.</p><p>Governor Herbert says it’s important to have an accountability system that clearly illustrates a schools successes and weaknesses. He says his education advisor Tami Pyfer has come up with an alternative system that would do that.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:26:15 +0000 Whittney Evans 45355 at http://kuer.org Herbert Favors More Comprehensive School Report Cards New School Report Card Might Replace School Grades http://kuer.org/post/new-school-report-card-might-replace-school-grades <p></p><p>Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s education advisor is working to replace Utah’s two school accountability systems with one easy-to-read, yearly report card. The newest school grading system received mostly negative responses when letter grades were first released last fall.</p><p>Utah’s school accountability systems use factors like end of year tests, student growth and graduation rates to show how schools are performing. School grading assigns letter grades A through F and the Utah Comprehensive Accountability System or UCAS grades schools based on a 600-point-scale.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:44:31 +0000 Whittney Evans 45313 at http://kuer.org New School Report Card Might Replace School Grades School Grading Fixes Advance in Education Committee http://kuer.org/post/school-grading-fixes-advance-education-committee <p></p><p>State lawmakers in the Senate Education committee voted unanimously Monday morning to support proposed changes to the controversial school grading system. Republican Senator Stuart Adams’ bill would provide additional flexibility for schools, including the option to opt out of the system.</p><p>Last fall,&nbsp;<a href="http://psdreports.schools.utah.gov/Gateway">Utah schools received, for the first time letter grades “A” through “F”</a>&nbsp;under the state’s second and newest grading system. Senator Stuart Adams says it’s has already increased transparency.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:28:33 +0000 Whittney Evans 42583 at http://kuer.org School Grading Fixes Advance in Education Committee State Releases Controversial School Grades http://kuer.org/post/state-releases-controversial-school-grades <p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:48:20 +0000 Whittney Evans 34876 at http://kuer.org State Releases Controversial School Grades School Grading: Misleading or Transparent? http://kuer.org/post/school-grading-misleading-or-transparent <p></p><p>On Tuesday, schools in Utah will be getting evaluation grades A through F to indicate how well their students are performing. Many in the education community say it will be giving parents the wrong impression about some schools. But Utah Senate President Wayne Niederhauser says it will make assessing schools more accurate and transparent.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 23:38:42 +0000 Whittney Evans 34739 at http://kuer.org School Grading: Misleading or Transparent?