Can PAWS Test Measure Teacher Performance?

Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill
Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill

CHEYENNE (AP) - Wyoming Superintendent Cindy Hill and a consultant are offering differing views on whether the state's annual public school assessment exam can be used to hold educators more accountable.

The consultant told a legislative panel Wednesday the test is the best option to weigh the performance of teachers. Hill, however, says the exam is designed to measure school performance, not teacher performance.

The Legislature's Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability heard the comments as it works out details on how to implement a new law that seeks to hold school administrators and teachers more accountable for how well students perform.

The committee will meet again in December to discuss the issue.

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