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Pierce County area students score higher than state peers on exams

Area students bested their counterparts statewide by consistently scoring above them in the most recent round of state testing.

Results from the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) testing for 2010-11, done in November, were announced late last month by the state's Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Fourth, eighth and 10th graders go through the most extensive testing, involving five subjects, while third, fifth, sixth and seventh graders are tested in two subjects.

Most questions were multiple choice, but some required short-essay answers. Based on all answers, student competence was classified as either advanced, proficient, basic or minimal.

Read more in the print version of the Herald April 20.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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