Wyoming student test shows improved math, science scores

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming students who took the statewide test earlier this year to measure their academic knowledge performed better in math and science.

The Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students was administered this spring in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and in science for grades 4 and 8.

Statewide scores released Thursday showed improvement in math and science, while reading registered a slight decline.

State schools Superintendent Jillian Balow noted healthy increases in eighth grade science and fourth grade math scores.

Starting in the 2017-18 school year, Wyoming will replace the current test with a new one that will assess proficiency in reading and math for students in grades 3-10, science for students in grades 4, 8 and 10, and writing for students in grades 3, 5, 7 and 9.


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