**SCHOOL GRADING MODIFICATIONS**

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**Chief Sponsor: Ann Millner**

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**LONG TITLE**

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**General Description:**

9 This bill amends provisions related to assigning a letter grade to a school based on the

10 proficiency, learning gains, or college and career readiness of the school's students.

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**Highlighted Provisions:**

12 This bill:

13 ▸ amends provisions related to the letter grade that is assigned to the percentage of

14 points earned under school grading.

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**Money Appropriated in this Bill:**

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**Other Special Clauses:**

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**Utah Code Sections Affected:**

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**53A-1-1110**, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 403

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**53A-1-1114**, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapter 452

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*Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:*

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**53A-1-1110**is amended to read:

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**53A-1-1110.**

**Letter grade based on percentage of maximum points earned.**

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__A__school shall receive a letter

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30 calculated under Section 53A-1-1109 as follows:

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__(a) for a school that is not a high school:__

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__(i) A, 100%-64%;__

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__(ii) B, 63%-51%;__

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__(iii) C, 50%-39%;__

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__(iv) D, 38%-30%; and__

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__(v) F, 29% or less; and__

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__(b) for a high school:__

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__(i) A, 100%-64%;__

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__(ii) B, 63%-51%;__

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__(iii) C, 50%-43%;__

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__(iv) D, 42%-40%; and__

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__(v) F, 39% or less.__

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__(2) Notwithstanding Subsection (1), and subject to Subsection (3), for a school year in__

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__which at least 65% of schools described in Subsection (1)(a) or (b) receive an A or a B, the__

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__board shall increase an endpoint of a range described in Subsection (1)(a) or (b) by five__

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__percentage points over the previous school year.__

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__(3) (a) Subsection (2) applies until the:__

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__(i) lower endpoint of the:__

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__(A) A range equals 90%;__

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__(B) B range equals 80%;__

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__(C) C range equals 70%;__

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__(D) D range equals 60%; and__

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__(ii) upper endpoint of the F range equals 59%.__

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__(b) The board may increase an endpoint of a range described in Subsection (1)(a) or (b)__

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__by less than five percentage points over the previous school year if increasing the endpoint by__

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__five percentage points would increase the endpoint above the applicable percentage described__

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__in Subsection (3)(a).__

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__(c) If the board increases an endpoint of a range as described in this section, the board__

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__shall publish, on the board's website, each letter grade that is assigned to the percentage of__

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__points earned.__

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__(4) Notwithstanding Subsection (1), the__board shall lower a school's grade by

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71 (a) student participation in a statewide assessment is fewer than 95%; or

72 (b) the participation of nonproficient students as determined by prior year test scores is

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**Repealer.**

75 This bill repeals:

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**53A-1-1114,**

**Exceptions applicable to determining school grades for the**

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**2014-15 school year.**