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"Grading schools is bad policy" that amendments won’t fix, she said.
Harrington said she was also frustrated that lawmakers were belatedly discussing problems educators had previously raised. "Why didn’t they listen before the grades went out?" she asked.
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In a letter, representatives from the Utah Parent-Teacher Association, the Utah Education Association and the Utah School Boards Association asked Niederhauser to seek an independent evaluation to assess the grading law’s statistical reliability and gauge whether it contains a bias against students from low-income homes, with special needs or with language barriers.
Utah already had the Utah Comprehensive Accountability System, or UCAS, in place. Despite efforts over the summer to reconcile the two systems, both remain in place. Later this month, the Utah State Office of Education will release new UCAS results.
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