A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949

PAWS test shows drop in reading, math scores

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press

Wyoming students scored lower on statewide assessments this year.

The state Education Department report that the 2013 PAWS proficiency rates declined across each grade level and content area compared to the 2012 exam.

Students in grades 3 through 8 are tested in math and reading and students in fourth and eighth grades are also tested in science.

State Assessment Director Deb Lindsey says this year's PAWS assessment began a transition in testing new education standards that have been adopted in Wyoming and that may have affected scores.

Lindsey says the 2014 test will be completely revamped to reflect the new, and generally more rigorous standards.

Education Department Director Rich Crandall says the higher expectations that come with more rigorous standards will ultimately benefit all Wyoming students.
 

Get your copy of The Ranger online, every day! If you are a current print subscriber and want to also access dailyranger.com online (there is nothing more to purchase) including being able to download The Mining and Energy Edition, click here. Looking to start a new online subscription to dailyranger.com (even if it is for just one day)? Access our secure SSL encrypted server and start your subscription now by clicking here.

County Weather

Photo Gallery

Twitter Feed (Follow Us!)

© 2015 Riverton Ranger, Inc.