Wyoming students improve average state assessment scores

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming school officials say the average annual test score has improved across the state.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday that the Wyoming Department of Education released results for the state's new assessment system WY-TOPP built for testing third-graders through 10th-graders on English, math and science.

The department says each of the eight grades is tested on English and math, and three of them are also tested on science.

School officials say scores increased from last year by 2.6% on English, 2% on math and less than 1% on science.

Officials say this is the second year the test has been in place after replacing the former state assessment PAWS.

Officials say students maintained an average 19.5 out of 36 score on the ACT, a college readiness exam for 11th-graders.