Hill and Massie on Statewide Testing

Is PAWS going to remain when we elect a new Superintendent of Public Instruction?
Is PAWS going to remain when we elect a new Superintendent of Public Instruction?

On the September 29th edition of KROE's Public Pulse program, Republican Cindy Hill and Democrat Mike Massie, candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, joined co-hosts Kim Love and Sheridan District 1 Superintendent Sue Belish as guests.

The subject of standardized testing was discussed at length, starting with the Proficiency Assessment of Wyoming Students, or PAWS. Massie has called for the elimination of the PAWS test, and is not backing away from that statement. He explains.

Hill is not wanting to make the decision to do away with PAWS without others' input.

As for the possibility of a nationwide standardized test being implemented, there is a bill that has slowly been working its way through Congress, most likely to be re-introduced in January. The idea of it is not a good one, in Massie's opinion. He offers a different take.

Massie added that state-based / community-based education is what he will follow if elected State Superintendent.

For her part, Hill says she has been working with Senator Mike Enzi on the issue of a federally standardized test.

To hear this interview in its entirety, click here: http://www.sheridanmedia.com/pub...

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