SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) The first-ever set of letter grades for Utah's public schools have been released as part of a new evaluation system.
The Utah State Office of Education revealed the A-F grades Tuesday morning.
The grade report shows 11 percent of the state's 855 public schools earned an "A," and 45 percent earned a "B." Another 40 percent earned a "C" or "D," and 4 percent earned an "F."
The state Legislature passed the school grading bill in 2011 and made changes during this year's session.
Critics say the new grading system is a flawed measurement that is only measures the wealth or poverty in a community.
Officials say six schools received "F" grades due to a measurement that requires that 95 percent of students participate in testing.