CASPER, Wyo. — About 10% more Natrona County School District 10th graders achieved proficient 2018 Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) science scores than 10th graders across Wyoming.
NCSD 2018-2019 students in 10th grade also recorded a significantly higher proficiency rate than 2017-2018 students in grade 10 did.
The school district’s Academic Steering Committee discussed these WY-TOPP results during their Monday, Sept. 9 meeting.
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The district recorded a 14.16% jump in science scores on the WY-TOPP last year at that grade level.
4th grade, on the other hand, saw Wyoming students overall outpace Natrona students.
The following chart shows the differences in proficiency between the last two years of WY-TOPP testing and between NCSD and the state:
The school district refers to the science portion of the WY-TOPP as a “legacy” test since it assesses students on 2008 standards.
The school board adopted a new science curriculum for Natrona students during their June 10 meeting.