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Utah report cards are out; Check how your child’s school scored here

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Dec 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-16 14:23:44-05

The Utah Office of Education released the grades for 2014 and state education leaders are speaking up.

Every year officials hear much criticism about the school grading system.

This year is no different, especially with the released of two report cards.

Some are saying the system may not be in the best interests of the students.

GRADES: Check how your child's school scored here Top 5 middle schools 2014

Elementary/Middle School Grades:

A - 13%
B- 45%
C- 31%
D- 8%
F-2%

High School Grades:Top 5 high schools 2014

A - 5%
B - 45%
C - 30%
D - 11%
F - 9%

This year the new Sage test results were factored into the grading.

It is a computer adaptive test designed to test each child based on their own abilities.

As a result, some schools have seen a drop in proficiency levels.

So, should parents be concerned?

Some educators say the grades do not give parents a complete assessment of their child's school.

"They don't measure the things that are really important; the climate of the school, the parental involvement," Utah PTA President Liz Zentner said. "There's so many other things to measure. One grade just can't do that."

The governor's new PACE report has also been released; it grades schools across the state in math, reading and science performance.

It also shows the demographics of each school with graduation rates and ACT scores.