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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The governor’s education adviser says Utah should use a new system to assess its public schools and colleges.

Tami Pyfer’s proposal says the state should drop its letter grade system, which gives schools a mark of A-F.

It says officials should also score higher education.

The proposed method would track grade school reading and math proficiency rates and show kindergarten readiness.

Assessment of high schools would consider ACT and statewide tests scores.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the new evaluations would also spell out demographic factors in each school.

Utah schools in fall received official state letter grades for the first time in a system designed to be more transparent. Opponents contend it is oversimplified.

Any final changes to the current system need approval from legislators and the governor.