PAWS http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Wyoming's assessment system could use a tweak http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyomings-assessment-system-could-use-tweak <p>Wyoming’s new Director of Education would like to make some changes to how the state uses assessment tests for students.&nbsp;</p><p>Right now the tests take place in the spring and the results of those tests are not available until the fall.&nbsp; Education Director Rich Crandall would like to speed that up, so that teachers can implement the results to better help students.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:53:08 +0000 Bob Beck 45650 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming's assessment system could use a tweak With the bar set higher, PAWS scores drop http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/bar-set-higher-paws-scores-drop <p>Wyoming saw a drop in standardized test scores this year.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Third-through-eighth graders saw average scores on the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students – or PAWS – drop by up to seven points in Reading, Math and Science.</p><p></p><p>Still, the Wyoming Department of Education’s Director of Assessment, Deb Lindsey, says the drops are not statistically significant.</p><p></p><p>Lindsey says the state introduced higher testing standards last year, pushing some subject matter to earlier grade levels, and asking more from the students overall.</p><p></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:21:24 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 45005 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net With the bar set higher, PAWS scores drop Feds instruct Wyoming to continue PAWS test http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/feds-instruct-wyoming-continue-paws-test <p>The U.S. Department of Education has informed the Wyoming Department of Education that it should continue administering the state Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students -- or PAWS -- test for high school juniors next year.</p><p>The Wyoming Legislature earlier this year directed the state Education Department to discontinue the PAWS test for juniors and to use results from the ACT instead.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:02:57 +0000 The Associated Press 27566 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Feds instruct Wyoming to continue PAWS test Wyoming Read Program Helps Arapahoe School Improve PAWS Results http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-read-program-helps-arapahoe-school-improve-paws-results <p>The Wyoming Department of Education recently released the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students – or PAWS – results. In reading, the state improved by about 2 percentage points, but the Arapahoe School on the Wind River Reservation, which serves 350 Native American students, jumped an average of 13 points.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:28:24 +0000 Irina Zhorov 27508 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Read Program Helps Arapahoe School Improve PAWS Results PAWS Results Rise 2nd Year in a Row for Wyoming Students http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/paws-results-rise-2nd-year-row-wyoming-students <p>The Wyoming Department of Education has released the 2012 Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students – or PAWS - results. For the second year in a row, the results indicate a statewide rise in scores in math, reading, and science.</p><p>State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Cindy Hill, did not point to specific policies or efforts made by the Wyoming Department of Education, but rather said the results were due to a team effort.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 22:13:34 +0000 Irina Zhorov 27397 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net PAWS Results Rise 2nd Year in a Row for Wyoming Students Study finds more Wyoming children live in poverty http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/study-finds-more-wyoming-children-live-poverty <p>A new report from the Wyoming Children&rsquo;s Action Alliance says between 2005 and 2010, the number of children living in poverty jumped from 11 percent to 14 percent. Marc Homer is with the Children&rsquo;s Action Alliance. He says the biggest spike came in 2009 and 10 when the nations recession began to catch up to the state, and childhood poverty jumped from 13 percent to 19 percent.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:11:31 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 16485 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Study finds more Wyoming children live in poverty