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Higher standards are leading to higher math scores in Utah

The Cache Valley Daily – Eric Frandsen

“Efforts to improve grade-level proficiency across multiple disciplines have been underway for many years in Utah schools. They have taken different approaches and adopted different names over the years. With math education, those efforts seem to be paying off. According to a recent report, the number of Utah students in grades 3 through 8 on grade level increased 1.5 percentage points in English Language Arts and 2 percentage points in Math, compared to students last year. Joleigh Honey, President of the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics, says these numbers didn’t go up because teachers made it easier on students. It was quite the contrary.”(more)

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