The Wyoming Department of Education will host a demonstration of its Assessment Resource Tool (ART) at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 14 in the Westward Room of the Natrona County School District’s Central Services building. Wyoming Department of Education spokeswoman  Cassie Lallak says The ART is a statewide data analysis tool for the Wyoming educational community.

ART’s uses include allowing administrators to compare assessment results with surrounding districts; helping teachers make curriculum decisions based on previous year’s PAWS scores or even to allow parents in larger communities to choose a school based on a school’s previous assessment performance.

Since the program is owned by the Wyoming Department of Education,  school districts around the state are able to use the program free of cost. Phase II of the ART program will be released in the months of March and April and will allow for additional reporting capacity in the areas of Annual Yearly Progress, Proficiency Assessment of Wyoming Students (PAWS), as well as a research data mart and standards center.

Phase III of the program is scheduled for release in Dec. 2012 and will include longitudinal student profiles , At-Risk Model and additional assessments for upload function.
For more information on the ART program please visit us online at edu.wyo.gov