PAWS testing coming up in SCSD#2

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — There is no school in Sheridan County School District #2 today, but PAWS testing is coming up in early March. The PAWS testing window is March 7-25 for grades 3 through 8 in the areas of reading and math. Science testing happens only in grades 4 and 8. According to the Wyoming Department of Education, a primary purpose of the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) is to "foster program improvement at the school, district, and state levels in support of the teaching and learning that takes place in Wyoming public classrooms and meets all of the attendant requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001(NCLB)." In 2005-2006, PAWS became the official statewide assessment used to measure individual student achievement against the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards in reading, writing, and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11. In 2008, a science assessment was implemented for grades 4, 8 and 11. Beginning in 2013, the PAWS was administered in grades 3-8 in reading, math, and grades 4 and 8 in science. Read more about PAWS testing here . #dally #news