Student assessment test might go offline
Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Department of Education is surveying school districts and staff about whether the state's student assessment tests should go back to a pencil and paper format.
This year's computer based Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, or PAWS, test was rife with software problems that left many school administrators, teachers and students frustrated.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride says his agency is examining ways PAWS can be improved.
McBride says other aspects of the test that will be reviewed are disruption of classroom time and the length of the test.