Testing Results Released By WDE, JCSD1 Mostly Proficient

Testing Results Released By WDE, JCSD1 Mostly Proficient

Statewide testing results for the spring of 2017 were released Friday by the the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE).

The test results include the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) and alternate assessments in reading and mathematics for students in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 4 and 8, according to a release from the WDE.

Johnson County's students scored well in these areas, scoring 50% or higher proficient and advanced in most categories.

Third grade students in the county scored 54% proficiency in both math and reading testing.
Fifty-four percent of fourth graders were proficient in math while 70% were proficient in reading and 60% in science.
Of the county's fifth graders, 55% were in math, and 58% in reading.
The county's sixth graders showed a drop-off in to 39% proficiency in math, and were 48% in reading.
Seventh graders were 64% proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Eighth grade students were 52% proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Statewide, the percentage of Wyoming students in all grades testing proficient or advanced in math and science increased while dropping slightly in reading.

In the release, Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow said, “Wyoming schools have demonstrated a solid foundation of learning that we need to build on and continue to improve. The growth that we saw in two of the three areas is a credit to a continued focus on high quality teaching and student learning. Now, each school will look carefully at the data to help set instruction goals for the upcoming year. I anticipate these goals will be ambitious with a continued focus on superb instruction and improved student outcomes.”

We have provided a link with this story online to the Wyoming Department of Education's Fusion site where the results for each school and each district in the state in all testing areas can be seen here:

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