Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill held a media conference Wednesday in Casper to announce the statewide results of the 2011 Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, or PAWS. Superintendent Hill said that Wyoming students performed better this spring than in years past, as more students tested proficient and advanced proficient in math and reading at every grade level tested than in 2010. However, Hill did say that the results can't be used to compare with last year's because Wyoming was granted a waiver from federal accountability because of issues with the online testing platform.
Hill stated that individual schools will be able to use the results in comparison, but that the Department of Education will not per the recommendation from the U.S. Department of Education. A full list of the statewide results can be viewed here.