Statewide PAWS results were released last week, and Sheridan County districts 1 and 2 both saw averages in math, reading, and writing above state levels. District 2 Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Assessment Tom Sachse says that though the final results will not be presented to the school district for another month, they are pleased with these preliminary results.
Sachse praised the results of three specific District 2 schools.
The results released last week are not the results that District 2 presents to the school board, according to Sachse, as these results will be recalculated into the No Child Left Behind results that take into account things like students that didn't attend for the entire school year. Those results, which will be released in mid-August, will be presented to the school board at their meeting on Aug. 15.
District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza also said he was pleased with his district's results, and when it comes to looking at areas that might need improvement, PAWS isn't the only assessment tool that District 1 uses.
Kobza said that District 1 will present final PAWS results to their school board later this fall.