“But statewide, elementary and middle schools earning A’s or B’s dropped 3 percent on average from the previous year; slightly more received C’s, a 1 percent increase; and schools that received D’s and F’s were up 2 percent, according to state data released by Canyons School District. The anticipated release of school grades marks the final time Utah uses the current, controversial school accountability system. A new program was established under SB220, approved by state lawmakers earlier this year. It also will award letter grades, but the benchmarks are still being established.”
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