It is based on work by the Assessment and Accountability Task Force - of which Gillette educators Jeff Wasserburger and Anne Ochs are members.
...Wasserburger is also a state representative and chairman of the Legislature's Joint Education Committee.
was among the hardest tests in the United States for measuring Adequate Yearly Progress goals, Wasserburger
-- Lowered expectations?: The major change, Wasserburger
said, is that the PAWS' baseline will be lowered to the federal guidelines for proficiency.
Each state gets to determine what is important and what to test for.And Wyoming had set its expectations among the highest in the country.
This test will lower the expectation bar to meet federal requirements.Where exactly to put that bar is an issue that will be hammered out the first couple of years of the test, Wasserburger
"It's going to be somewhat controversial," he
That's why it's going to be controversial," Wasserburger