Wyoming - Student Assessments: Mathematics

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The assessments that are required are: Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming Students (PAWS) for grades 3-8. EXPLORE, measures Math in grade 9. PLAN follows the EXPLORE assessment in grade 10. Smarter Balanced (2010)


In 2005-2006, PAWS became the official statewide assessment used to measure individual student achievement against the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards in mathematics for grades 3 – 8 and 11. Beginning in 2013, the PAWS was administered in grades 3-8 in math. PAWS is designed to be instructionally supportive and include clear targets for instruction as well as informative reporting categories. PAWS reports provide skill-level categories aligned to the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards as organized by the Wyoming Assessment Descriptions.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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