Vendor needed for PAWS test

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Education and
Department of Administration and Information are soliciting proposals from companies to administer statewide assessments for public school students.

The new vendor will be responsible for administering the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, known as PAWS, the
Alternate PAWS and the Wyoming English Language Learners Assessment, known as WELLA.

The department says the company will handle the continued development, maintenance and operation of the statewide student
assessment system.

The department says the job does not include development of new assessment system.

The current $13.9 million contract with Harcourt/Pearson expires in October 2009.