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Some Wyoming students will spend extra hours taking standardized tests this spring, but not for a score that will count on any report card.
NEWCASTLE, Wyo. -- A bill to change what state statute says about multiple-choice testing and a bill to assert Wyoming's control over student data may be in the works following a meeting of lawmakers to discuss issues of education accountability here last week.
Students graduating from Wyoming high schools this year performed worse on average on the ACT than the graduating class before them, according to data released by the Department of Education last week.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming will have a say in what type of standardized test some of its elementary and high school students may take two years from now.
Some Wyoming students will take an extra test this spring after they complete their required state assessments. However, the additional test won't determine if they've learned what they're supposed to; students will be testing the test.