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PAWS

(Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students)

The Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) is a once per year statewide assessment implemented in 2005-2006 as a means of measuring student proficiency on the Wyoming Content & Performance Standards for reading, writing and math.  PAWS is administered to students in grades 3 - 8; a PAWS science assessment, added in 2008, is administered to students in grades 4 and 8.  Students in those grades with significant cognitive disabilities in reading, math and/or science are given the PAWS-Alternate (PAWS-ALT).