The Utah State Office of Education has recalculated grades for schools in Granite School District after failing to include some assessment data in the initial school grade rollout in December 2014.
Test results of students with severe disabilities who took the Utah Alternative Assessment (UAA) during the spring of 2014 were not applied to the original school grades published last year.
The State Office received the test results from Granite School District prior to the May 2014 deadline, but the data was not included when school grades were computed. The State Office acknowledged the error when school grades were published, and committed to recalculate the grades.
As a result of the recalculation, 55 schools in the District received more points applied to their overall grade, and nine schools received a new grade altogether.
The most dramatic increase was Hartvigsen School, the District’s primary special education school, which saw an increase of 371 points. Hartvigsen initially received no credit for any student scores because every student took the Utah Alternative Assessment.
Two other schools – Pleasant Green Elementary and Silver Hills Elementary – increased from an F to a C grade. The other six schools increased one letter grade from their initial score.