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Three accountability reports released Tuesday show Utah schools are seeing higher test scores and graduation rates and getting better overall grades on school report cards. It’s the first year officials were able to compare student performance over consecutive years using the same tests.

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The Granite School board voted last week to formalize the termination of a 8th grade English teacher who refused to grade part of a standardized test.

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Two Republican State Senators are asking the Utah State Board of Education to do away with its new computer-adaptive SAGE test and replace it with a different system.

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A bill that would require Utah students to pass an American civics test in order to graduate high school advanced in committee Tuesday afternoon.

Utah Fourth Graders are all improving their reading scores, but child advocacy group Voices for Utah Children notes that over the past decade, fourth graders who come from low-income families have not improved as quickly as their peers. 

According to a report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, from 2003 to 2013 the gap between reading scores from low income children and upper income children increased by 22 percent – meaning kids from higher income households are improving at a faster rate.