WyCASWyoming Comprehensive Assessment System
WyCASWest Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (UK)
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The same can be said for the cut scores chosen when setting standards for Wyoming's prior state test, the WyCAS. For both assessments, the original goal was not to define proficiency for accountability purposes--standard setting for both NAEP and WyCAS predated the NCLB legislation.
Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings stated that we need to proceed cautiously in comparing outcomes on state tests like WyCAS or PAWS with NAEP results.
In the case of Wyoming, comparisons with NAEP and earlier WyCAS results can be helpful and informative when setting standards on PAWS, but they should not constrain judgment for this or any other state assessment.