WPR News
2:10 pm
Fri July 2, 2004

Wyoming Students Showing Improvement

Cheyenne, WY – State Schools Superintendent Trent Blankenship is pleased with the progress Wyoming students are making following the latest round of Wy-Cass testing. Blankenship says overall, scores were up among Wyoming's fourth, eighth and 11th graders. But he says there's still room for improvement, especially in 8th grade math. Blankenship says 8th graders improved to 40 percent proficient, but it's still not what education officials would like to see. He says the results will be used to judge whether schools meet the Adequate Yearly Progress standards under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Blankenship says individual schools that need improvement will be notified by the beginning of August.