The Wyoming Department of Education released assessment results from the 2022-2023 school year

Updated: Sep. 6, 2023 at 5:45 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The assessment scores were released on September 1st, and show slight increases in overall proficiency rates within each content area.

However, proficiency rates in English language arts in grades 4, 5, 7, and math in grades 4 and 9, declined slightly. The 2022- 2023 results remain slightly below pre-pandemic levels, but members of the department said they remain dedicated to doing better.

“We have to do things differently in those schools that are most in need of our support. We’re going to be looking at things differently at the Department of Education on how better to serve those schools, and really drilling down on the data, looking at individual indicators, and seeking where the schools that need improvement most require our support,” said Megan Degenfelder, the Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Degenfelder took the chance to highlight the schools that she believes are doing an exceptional job at improving themselves. Many districts have shown progress by achieving proficiency rates above 70%.

“Over the last several years students in our schools have consistently demonstrated high levels of achievement in all tested areas. In addition, our students continue to show impressive improvement each year,” said Jeff Jones, the Superintendent of Sheridan County School District 1.

Members of the Wyoming Department of Education said they want this information to be easily accessible to parents.

Full assessment data is available, and district by district snapshots can be accessed by content area and grade.