layton lawmaker wants state online student performances

Tuesday , March 05, 2013 - 10:39 AM

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah legislators are moving to create online reports for student performance in public schools.

The Deseret News reports that setting up consolidated reports on student performance would cost the state $450,000.

The sponsor, Sen. Jerry Stevenson of Layton, says his so-called Student Achievement Backpack adds transparency to the education system.

The Senate Education Committee endorsed the measure on Monday and sent it to the full Senate for debate.

Education officials say school districts are already posting student performance data online, and that consolidating all the data will cost more than Stevenson has budgeted for his proposal.

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