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More Utah parents saying ‘no’ to statewide school tests

Schools, teachers may be affected because of hundreds of students opting out of new tests.

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Park said the question is being described out of context and notes the parent review panel did not find it inappropriate. It can’t be used now that it has been photographed and revealed, which violated testing rules, she said. The state Office of Education is still investigating.

Some districts, such as Alpine, have been holding parent meetings, trying to make sure parents get the facts.

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"We’re trying to address some of those concerns by letting parents know," said Alpine spokesman John Patten, "really this is a test created by Utah for Utah."

Kristen Moulton contributed to this story.


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