Deb Lindsey http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en With the bar set higher, PAWS scores drop http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/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://wyomingpublicmedia.org With the bar set higher, PAWS scores drop