Casper, Wy – Results from Wyoming's statewide student assessment tests won't be released until late September or early October.
That's nearly two months later than school districts normally
get to see scores from the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming
Students, or PAWS. Students normally get their results a few weeks
after districts do.
The online version of PAWS was beset with technical problems
this year. Results were put on hold so an independent company could
analyze them first.
Schools use PAWS scores to make sure students are placed in the
right classes and to adjust curriculum. Some administrators say
they're not concerned by the delay because they use several
assessments and evaluations, not just PAWS.