The Saratoga Sun -

By Mike Dunn 

New standards to cause temporary drop in test scores


Lower scores on the 2014 PAWS (Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students) and SAWS (Student Assessment for Writing Students) tests are nothing to fear, Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) Superintendent Jim Copeland said.  

Copeland said the test results will likely reflect lower scores from previous years, as they make the transition to meet Common Core standards. The tests were taken by students in March and April of 2014, and their results will be released to the public on Sept. 22.

“This is a new test with higher standards that align to Common Core curriculum that the st...

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