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Test changes mean release delay for PAWS results

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — It may be a while before parents find out how their students did on PAWS, the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students.

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PAWS testing gets underway in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming students are starting to take the annual statewide assessment to measure their academic progress.

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Employees: Federal funds misused under Wyoming schools chief's watch

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Several former Wyoming Department of Education employees said Monday they believed the agency misused federal funds while Cindy Hill was in charge.

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Natrona County school officials ponder test score declines

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County School District officials pondered again Monday night what could have caused a nearly districtwide decline in student performance on Wyoming's standardized tests.

August 13, 2013 5:44 pmLoading…
Wyoming standardized test performance declines in every grade, subject

Wyoming standardized test performance declines in every grade, subject

CASPER, Wyo. — Standardized test performances for Wyoming elementary and middle school students declined in every subject and every grade level from 2012 numbers, according to data released Wednesday by the Wyoming Department of Education.

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Wyoming gets say on new Common Core tests

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.

August 06, 2013 7:58 pmLoading…

Wyoming Department of Education scraps PAWS testing for 11th-graders

CASPER, Wyo. — Despite direction otherwise from the U.S. Department of Education, state education officials plan to remove the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students for 11th-grade students this school year and replace the test with the ACT.

August 06, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Scores for math, reading, science increase on student assessments

CASPER, Wyo. — In general, Wyoming students performed better on state assessments this year than in past years.

July 23, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

PAWS results show improved test scores

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming students improved their statewide test scores this past year.

July 23, 2012 1:24 pmLoading…

Lawmakers push forward on school accountability plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Senate will likely hold a final vote next week on the first phase of a statewide K-12 education accountability system, including setting up a school ranking system and changing the state's testing regimen.

February 24, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

State education officials choose new PAWS vendor

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming education officials have chosen a new vendor to administer state tests.

December 08, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

3 vendors vie for state testing contract

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Eight companies submitted proposals to administer the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, or PAWS, according to state Department of Education officials.

November 15, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Education Department takes PAWS to public meetings

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s student assessments won’t change much next year, but the state is actively seeking a new test for spring 2013 and beyond.

August 18, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Feds: No advice on old PAWS results

CASPER, Wyo. — Federal education officials said they don’t advise states on how to use the results of state standardized tests, contrary to claims made Wednesday by the state’s top education official.

July 08, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Official says PAWS results can't compare to 2010

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming students generally performed better on state assessments this spring than in past years, according to statewide results released Wednesday.

July 06, 2011 1:57 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers get to work on education accountability

CASPER, Wyo. -- State lawmakers began work on a new education accountability system Tuesday in Casper.

June 14, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Summer training planned to boost test scores

CASPER, Wyo. — Teachers and state education officials will travel Wyoming this summer and fall to hold workshops designed to raise scores on the state’s annual reading test.

June 01, 2011 6:15 pmLoading…

PAWS tests administered without problems

CASPER, Wyo. — Testing the old-fashioned way seemed to fix most schools’ problems with Wyoming’s standardized tests.

April 03, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Small Wyoming schools get Hathaway exemption

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Small schools can be exempted from Hathaway Scholarship Program requirements for good cause, the Wyoming Senate agreed Thursday.

February 17, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming Education Department reverses PAWS changes

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's annual standardized test will be administered much the way it was last year — except that it will be on paper instead of a computer screen.

January 16, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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