Accountability


Contact Information

Accountability Supervisor
Sean McInerney
Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 777-8752
Sean.McInerney@wyo.gov
IT Contact
John Paul
Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 777-8771
john.paul@wyo.gov

This page contains information about both federal and state accountability.
Jump to information specific to state accountability.


Federal Accountability (AYP)

Under NCLB, all states are required to make AYP determinations each year for every public school district and school in the state. Schools and districts are required to continually improve their students’ achievement in reading or language arts and mathematics from year-to-year to match a federal mandate that all students are achieving at or above grade level by 2014.

NOTE: As a result of the Wyoming Legislature’s actions that removed writing from the 2011-2012 PAWS testing, the U.S. Department of Education required Wyoming to recalculate its AYP targets; these revised targets are shown in the enclosed charts.

 

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Year Language
Arts
Mathematics Language
Arts
Mathematics Language
Arts
Mathematics
2002 30.40 23.80 34.50 25.30 48.40 35.80
2003 30.40 23.80 34.50 25.30 48.40 35.80
2004 30.40 23.80 34.50 25.30 48.40 35.80
2005 42.00 36.50 45.42 37.75 57.00 46.50
2006 42.00 36.50 45.42 37.75 57.00 46.50
2007 42.00 36.50 45.42 37.75 57.00 46.50
2008 53.60 49.20 56.33 50.20 65.60 57.20
2009 53.60 49.20 56.33 50.20 65.60 57.20
2010 53.60 49.20 56.33 50.20 65.60 57.20
2011 65.20
(78.10)
61.90
(75.00)
67.25
(69.60)
62.65
(62.80)
74.20
(63.00)
67.90
(54.20)
2012 85.40 83.30 79.70 75.20 75.40 69.50
2013 85.40 83.30 79.70 75.20 75.40 69.50
2014 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00

AYP Resources for Schools

Wyoming State Accountability (WAEA)

Overview of the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA)

This overview of the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA) was prepared by the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE). The Wyoming Legislature Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability and its Advisory Committee, along with a contracted consultant, proposed a basic outline for accountability to the 2012 legislature. The members of the Select and Advisory Committees are listed on the last page of this document. The bill was introduced, amended multiple times by the 2012 Wyoming state legislature, and passed as Senate File 0057. It became Enrolled Act 65 and was signed into law by Governor Matt Mead on March 21, 2012.

There are several stated goals of the legislation. These goals are intended to achieve the following:

  • See Wyoming become a national education leader among states;
  • Ensure all students leave Wyoming schools career or college ready;
  • Recognize student growth and increase the rate of that growth for all students;
  • Recognize student achievement and minimize achievement gaps;
  • Improve teacher, school, and district leader quality.
  • Maximize efficiency of Wyoming education;
  • Increase credibility and support for Wyoming public schools.

New for 2014

Additional WAEA Documentation