PAWS test

Balow Supports Assessment Recommendations
Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow agrees with recommendations made by a state task force that urges alternatives to the PAWS (Proficiency Assessment of Wyoming Students) test as a way to judge student learning.
Superintendent Questions PAWS Test
Laramie County School District #1 Superintendent John Lyttle says he thinks there are questions about the statewide PAWS (Proficiency of Wyoming Students) test and whether it is really a good measure of student learning.
Local PAWS Scores Drop
The State Board of Education warned the results of the Proficiency Assessment of Wyoming Students (PAWS) tests were going to be disappointing, and they were right. Statewide, the best showings for math, science and reading were in the early grade levels. Anywhere from 50 percent to almost 70 percent…
PAWS Test To Stay For Now
It looks like the Wyoming Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) test is going to be around for awhile.
WDE Releases Statewide PAWS Scores
The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) released the statewide scores for the 2013 Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS), Wednesday in Cheyenne. The report shows that the 2013 PAWS proficiency rates declined across each grade level and content area compared to the 2012 exam. Students…
Wyo. Moves To Eliminate PAWS Test For Juniors
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is moving ahead with plans to eliminate a state proficiency exam for high school juniors next year even though federal education officials say the state should keep it. The Associated Press reported that the state board of education voted on Monday to amend a contr…
Can PAWS Test Measure Teacher Performance?
A legislative panel working out details of a state push for education accountability is hearing conflicting views on whether Wyoming’s annual statewide public school assessment exam can be used to help determine the classroom performance of teachers. A consultant told members of the Select Co…