File No. 36202
This rule was published in the June 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 11) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 36202
Filed: 05/15/2012 03:27:42 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The rule is amended to delay the implementation of the Grading Schools System until the 2012-2013 school year, as outlined in S.B. 175, School Grading Amendments, 2012 Legislative General Session.
Summary of the rule or change:
The amendments change implementation of the school grading system from 2011-2012 to 2012-2013.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 53A-1-401(3)
- Section 53A-1-1113
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There is no anticipated cost or savings to the state budget. Delaying implementation of the Grading Schools System does not result in a cost or savings.
There is no anticipated cost or savings to local government. Delaying implementation of the Grading Schools System does not result in a cost or savings.
There is no anticipated cost or savings to small businesses. This rule applies to public education and does not affect businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There is no anticipated cost or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities. Delaying implementation of the Grading Schools System does not result in a cost or savings.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs for affected persons. Implementation of the Grading Schools System has been delayed one year.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
I have reviewed this rule and I see no fiscal impact on businesses.
Larry K. Shumway, State Superintendent
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Education
250 E 500 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-3272
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Carol Lear at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7835, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Carol Lear, Director, School Law and Legislation
R277. Education, Administration.
R277-497. School Grading System.
R277-497-3. Board Responsibilities.
A. Beginning in the [
2011-2012] school year, the Board shall implement a school
grading system. The school grading system shall include the
(1) A report of school academic performance in language arts, writing, math, and science expressed in a grading system (A,B,C,D,F), for academic achievement including:
(a) student assessed proficiency, and
(b) student assessed growth.
(2) Academic achievement shall be based on:
(a) student performance on the Board-approved grade/subject level assessments, and
(b) college and career readiness indicators, such as graduation rates.
B. The Board shall use generally accepted standards of validity and reliability to determine the appropriate requirements for letter grades that combine to make up a school report through the school grading system.
C. Beginning with the [
2011-2012] school year data, the Board shall:
(1) implement a school grading system that makes data and reports available to parents, educators and the public. The report shall include the elements described in R277-497-3A.
(2) School data and reports shall be available to parents, educators and the public through a public website that facilitates the comparison of public schools based on the school grading system and demographics.
D. The Board-implemented school grading system shall include test scores for students with disabilities consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1401(3).
E. After the [
2011-12] school year, the Board shall:
(1) seek and review evaluation information on the calculations and methodologies used to determine academic achievement reports and consider modifications to refine and improve the process and availability of the information.
KEY: school reports, grading system
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
April 10, ]2012
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X, Sec 3; 53A-1-1113; 53A-1-401(3)
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Carol Lear at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7835, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com.