WHEATLAND - The new school year is all but here. While the students are still away, though, school district officials ponder the results of the latest PAWS test.
The Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) is an assessment for students grades 3 through 8 and acts as a report card for the district, according to Platte County School District No. 1 Superintendent Dennis Fischer.
In the math portion of the PAWS test, every grade except sixth and eighth showed improvement from last year. Sixth graders took a significant dive in score from 84 percent proficient or advanced to 68 percent, while eighth graders dropped approximately 9 percent from about 80 to roughly 71. Third graders improved by 7 percent in math, jumping from 77.6 to 84.4 percent. For the complete article see the 08-21-2013 issue.
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